Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's fifth and final tranche of economic package is due to be announced at a 11 a.m. press conference on Sunday.The Union Minister made a slew of announcemen

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s fifth and final tranche of economic package is due to be announced at a 11 a.m. press conference on Sunday.
The Union Minister made a slew of announcements on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Here are the live updates:
FM continues the introduction to the fifth tranche of economic package:
Lives were given first priority in Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. But now, it is important also to support livelihoods in post-COVID era. When lockdown gets lifted, and when businesses also come back after stressful conditions, they will need support. Need to create supportive environment.
Today’s announcements will be related to steps taken on MGNREGA, rural and urban health, education during COVID-19, businesses, decriminalisation of Companies Act, ease of doing business, public sector enterprises, and state government resources.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman begins the presser. She is accompanied by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, among others.
She begins the presser with one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements from the recent address to the nation: “As a nation, we stand at a very crucial junction. Such a big disaster is a signal for India. It has brought a message and an opportunity.”
The PM had said that this current situation was both a crisis and an opportunity, says Ms. Sitharaman. In order to build a self-reliant India, PM said that we need to focus on land, labour, liquidity and laws, she says.
“This is why the last two days have been focussed on reforms in these areas. Today’s announcement will be along the same lines,” says FM.