• Free vaccines, food to cost India an additional Rs 80,000 cr: Report

    Free vaccines, food to cost India an additional Rs 80,000 cr: Report

    Published Date : 08-Jun-2021 12:59:07 IST

    India will need to spend an additional ₹80,000 crore ($11 billion) to provide free vaccines and food to crores of people impacted by the second COVID-19 wave, Bloomberg reported citing sources. The government will earmark ₹70,000 crore to provide food to over 80 crore people till Diwali and will need an additional ₹10,000 crore to provide free vaccines, sources said.

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