Coronavirus update: Cereals, pulses, oilseeds, potatoes, onions go off Essential Commodities Act

India has more than 50,000 active cases now

By DTE Staff
Published: Friday 15 May 2020

Cereals, pulses, oilseeds, potatoes and tomatoes will be off the essential commodities list, said Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman May 15, 2020. 

  • Rs 1 lakh crore for aggregators, FPOs, agri societies, etc.
  • Rs 10,000 cr fund for micro food enterprises.
  • Rs 20,000 cr fund for fisheries.
  • 100 per cent vaccination of cattle to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease.
  • Rs 15,000 cr fund for animal husbandry.
  • Rs 4,000 cr for herbal cultivation.
  • Rs 500 cr for bee keeping.
  • There will a new scheme for 2 per cent interest subvention for dairy cooperatives.
  • Prompt payments will attract a subvention of an additional 2 per cent.
  • For the first time, India’s count of active cases postivie to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) crossed the 50,000 mark. It was at 51,401 on May 15 morning, according to the Union health ministry.

  • India’s death toll was at 2,649.
  • Until now, 27,919 patients have been cured / discharged.
  • The total case tally was 81,970.
  • The world has lost 303,372 lives due in the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (as of May 15 morning), according to private aggregator

  • The global tally of cases positive to the SATS-CoV-2 virus was at 4,525,420.
  • Among them, 2,518,240 were active cases.
  • The proportion of patients ‘serious’ or ‘critical’ remained at 2 per cent.

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