Covid-19: Rs 1.7-trn relief package welcome, but more support needed

Ali Corbett

Anticipations of an financial relief bundle in the wake of Covid-19 have been genuinely higher. And these sky-higher expectations have been maybe mostly responsible for the disappointment that greeted the announcement of the Rs one.seven-trillion financial relief bundle by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.

In itself, the announcement is welcome and a a lot-essential 1st action that ought to support ameliorate the financial hardships remaining faced by tens of millions of very poor Indians after the nation was locked down from Wednesday to prevent the unfold of the flu. But there is no denying that extra wants to be done and a couple of extra rounds of this sort of assistance would be essential in the coming months as the affect of the lockdown and the illness on the financial system gets to be extra obvious.

Make no blunder about what gave increase to people higher expectations. It was

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