FM Nirmala Sitharaman Press Conference Highlights: The government has finally taken up steps to resolve the pain of migrant workers, small farmers, and street vendors with the second round of measures largely focusing on providing work and benefits for the poor. The government introduced one nation one ration card, through which people can buy ration at any ration depot in the country, to help the poor. Along with an increase in wage rate from Rs 182 to Rs 202, announced earlier, it was also announced that migrant workers will now get work in their own states under MNREGA as more opportunities have been created. Street vendors were also tended to as the government announced a special credit facility of Rs 5,000 crore for them. To be launched within a month, the scheme will help 50 lakh street vendors, providing them with an initial working capital of Rs 10,000. To strengthen the farm sector, nearly Rs 2 lakh crore will be given to farmers through Kisan credit cards. 2.5 crore farmers, including fishermen and animal husbandry farmers, will also get institutional credit at a concessional rate, Sitharaman said. Government’s efforts to change labour laws, along with its effort to make minimum wages applicable to all workers were also highlighted. On Tuesday the Prime Minister had said that the government is rolling out a Rs 20 lakh crore economic package to help thwart the fallout of coronavirus and lockdown, and also to help make India a self-reliant economy.