From reaching out to street vendors to construction of affordable houses in rural areas, the National Democratic Alliance-led Central government has stepped up its initiatives for the poor who are the worst affected from the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached out to the beneficiaries of the micro credit scheme - PM Street Vendors’ Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme from Madhya Pradesh, inaugurated 1.75 lakh houses constructed under the PM Awas Yojana – Gramin, inaugurated three petroleum projects in Bihar and reached out for the sustainable development of the fisheries sector