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India Sends over a $2 bn Humanitarian Consignment

Published on May 23, 2022
Current Context: As there is a huge crisis in Sri Lanka India supplied a large amount of humanitarian assistance consignment worth over Rs 2 billion to tackle this situation.
India Sends over a $2 bn Humanitarian Consignment
  • The consignment includes 9,000 metric tons of rice, and 50 metric tons of milk powder, together with over 25 metric tons of drugs and other pharmaceutical supplies for emergency use.
  • Apart from the central government, even the state government like Tamil Nadu has sent humanitarian consignment consisting of 40,000 metric tons of rice, 500 metric tons of milk powder, and medicines.
  • Its been approximately USD 3.5 billion in support has been provided to Sri Lanka from the Govt Of India as well as various private and social organizations since January this year.
  • Not only this in past during pandemics when fertilizer turmoil takes place India delivered nano fertilizer to save Sri Lankan farmers.
  • Cash-strapped $3 bn has also been provided to Sri Lanka through currency swaps, credit lines for essential goods, and repayment of loans.

Question:

Q.1 India Sends _______ amount of Humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka during the economic crisis?
a. $3.5 bn
b. $2 bn
c. $4 bn
d. $2.5 bn
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