Centre requests states to use District Mineral Fund for supplementing medical facilities to fight coronavirus

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 2 schemes to be executed with help of states for welfare of people during coronavuirus pandemic. She said, "Central Govt to request State Govts to use District Mineral Fund to augment medical testing and screening and providing health attention." She further added, "Welfare for building and construction workers, registered 3.5 crore workers to be benefited, Central Govt has given orders to State Govts to use fund (Rs 31,000 crore) to provide relief."