Rs 40,000 Crore For Rural Jobs Will Ensure Migrants Get Work: BJP Chief

Coronavirus lockdown: "I congratulate PM Narendra Modi Ji for his concern and timely initiative to provide adequate work," BJP president JP Nadda tweeted

Rs 40,000 Crore For Rural Jobs Will Ensure Migrants Get Work: BJP Chief

Coronavirus: Centre allocated Rs 40,000 crore for job scheme MGNREGS

New Delhi:

BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday said the additional allocation of Rs 40,000 crore for the rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGS will provide adequate work and earning opportunities to migrant families returning home, as he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "concern and timely initiative".

In his tweets, he said increased public expenditure on health, investments in ramping up health infrastructure, creation of infectious disease blocks in all districts and setting up of integrated public health labs at block levels will enhance capability to meet health challenges and future requirements.

His reaction came after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the fifth and final tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by PM Modi to revive the coronavirus-hit economy.

"FM Nirmala Sitharaman Ji has today announced additional allocation of Rs 40,000 crore for MGNREGS. I congratulate PM Narendra Modi Ji for his concern and timely initiative to provide adequate work and income earning opportunities to migrant families returning home," Mr Nadda tweeted.

"New public sector enterprise policy announced today by FM will help the PSUs focus on strategic sectors & make them more efficient and help us realise the full potential for huge sectoral investments and growth in different sectors. This will give a massive push to our economy," he added.