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India took host of measures to combat covid-19 impact: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to World Bank

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NEW DELHI : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government has taken a host of initiatives, including a stimulus package totalling 10 per cent of the country's GDP and major reforms in the labour sector, to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.Participating in the 102nd meeting of the World Bank Development Committee Plenary, Sitharaman said the COVID-19 pandemic, which started before its last meeting in April, continues to impact the developing and developed countries.The hard fought gains in reducing the level of poverty, achieved over a number of years, are at great risk of being lost, she added.

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