Money can be put into people’s hands in several forms: Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday the government consciously preferred a route aimed at empowering people rather than doling out cash because it felt that it was better suited to deal with the emergency that the Covid-19 pandemic had triggered. The FM said that the "package" is in line with approach, strengthened under PM Modi, to privilege empowerment over one-time cash handouts.
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