Under 11 other stimulus packages, the government will provide Tk 17,866 crore in the form of budgetary support to the underprivileged people, farmers and the government employees infected with the coronavirus.
Farmers will be provided with fertilisers, machinery, fuel and electricity at subsidised prices under one of the packages involving Tk 9,500 crore.
The government will also give Tk 2,000 as cash support to each of the 50 lakh urban families hit hard by the nationwide shutdown.
Those engaged in the informal labour sector — mostly manual labourers, mechanics, construction workers, rickshaw-pullers, street vendors and restaurant employees — will be eligible for the cash support, said Shah Kamal, senior secretary at the disaster management and relief ministry.
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