A year into the pandemic and the number of lives and livelihoods lost, due to both the pandemic and pandemic-driven lockdowns, have been increasing rapidly. Governments at different levels have been responding with a series of policy announcements aimed to help the citizens tide through the ongoing crisis. Here we track all policy responses announced by the Centre and states.

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  Government Announcements
S.No State Date of announcement Beneficiary Type of benefit Benefit Target Population Duration Date of benefit renewal Source
121 Haryana 23-05-2021 Covid patients Price reductions

Price ceiling on HRCT Chest and other Lab investigations such as IL-6, D-Dimer, LDH, CRP, Procalcitonin, Ferritin, etc.

122 Haryana 23-05-2021 Covid patients Service

“Sanjeevani Pariyojana” a supervised home care initiative to be launched to help people quickly access medical care for mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19 without having to leave home and travel to a hospital

123 Haryana 04-05-2021 Front line workers Service

Doctors and paramedical staff to get free of cost lodging and food facilities in all the PWD Rest Houses

124 Haryana 07-05-2021 Covid patients Service

Home isolation kit to be provided for corona patients’ under treatment in Home Isolation

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125 Haryana 07-05-2021 Covid patients Service

Refilling of Oxygen Cylinder facility will be provided door-to-door

126 Haryana 09-05-2021 Covid patients Cash transfer-new

Rs 5,000 will be given as medical aid to COVID patients on home isolation, who are below poverty line.

127 Haryana 15-05-2021 General public Healthcare capacity building

500-bed temporary COVID hospitals each have been set up in Panipat and Hisar. 100 bed Field Hospital and 300 Bed Covid Care Centre have also been constructed in Gurugram

128 Haryana 16-05-2021 Others Health financing

Government to pay premium of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana to BPL families covered

129 Haryana 16-05-2021 Covid patients Health financing

Benefit extended: Entire treatment cost of BPL patients (not covered under AB-PMJAY) undergoing Covid treatment in private hospitals to be borne by government

130 Haryana 16-05-2021 Covid patients Health financing

Financial assistance of Rs 35,000 to the BPL patients

3 May- June 14
131 Himachal Pradesh 22-05-2021 Children Service

Panchayats to identify destitute children and prepare documents to help them access important services

132 Himachal Pradesh 20-05-2021 Front line workers Cash transfer-new

Rs. 2000 to be given as incentives to sanitation workers for a period of 3 months

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133 Himachal Pradesh 18-05-2021 Children Cash transfer-new

Those children who are enrolled in Child Care Institutions and are temporarily restored to their families due to closure of schools amid Covid pandemic would be provided Rs. 2000 per month to enable them to continue their online education

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134 Himachal Pradesh 18-05-2021 Children Compensation

Government to provide Rs. 2500 per child per month to children orphaned by Covid19 till they attain the age of 18

7 year old Link
135 Himachal Pradesh 22-05-2021 Covid patients Service

Home isolation kits containing \"chawan prash\", \"kaada\", protective masks, hand sanitisers, medicines, etc. to be provided to patients in home isolation

136 Jammu and Kashmir 11-05-2021 BoCW workers Cash transfer-new

Rs. 1000 for BoCW workers

2 months Link
137 Jammu and Kashmir 15-05-2021 Informal workers Cash transfer-new

Rs 2,000 financial assistance will be provided to 4,444 registered ‘shikara’ owners, 1,370 tourist guides, 6,663 ‘ponywalas’ and 2,150 others, including those who rent palanquins for yatris

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Cash transfer – new: Transfers for a new set of beneficiaries/lump-sum transfers (individuals/households), Cash transfer – advance: Advance payment of existing benefits for future months, In-kind – new: Reduced cost of existing ration provision/increase in quantity/or both, In-kind – advance: Any ration provided for months in advance, Service: Provision of food, shelter, assistance availing benefits, etc., Healthcare capacity building: Allocation of funds to build/ strengthen the health system, Health financing: Includes insurance, reimbursement of medical expenditures incurred by citizens, Discounts and price reductions: Reduction in cost/ ceiling of market prices, Compensation: Regular/one-time payment of relief for family members (who lost lives due to COVID-19)