Bengal studies Rs 1.52L cr economic rehabilitation plan

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Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government is considering a Rs 1.52 lakh crore economic rehabilitation plan to tackle the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“The economic rehabilitation plan is to be rolled out for six months and involves Rs 1.52 lakh crore,” she said, here on Thursday.

The plan has been formulated by the task force on economy, set up by the Chief Minister in view of the business and industry taking a big hit due to the lockdown enforced to contain the disease, which has claimed 1,081 lives in the country, including 22 in West Bengal.

The task force is headed by the Finance Secretary. The plan is being examined by the state government.

–IANS
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