Covid 19: Distribution of relief amount distributed amongst 20,120 registered construction workers completed in District Ludhiana
Punjab Govt committed for their welfare: DC
During lockdown period, construction labour should remain indoors
Ludhiana: In view of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) globally, the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government had announced a temporary interim relief of Rs.3000 to each registered live construction worker immediately so that they could sustain themselves during the lockdown period. In district Ludhiana, this relief amount has already been distributed amongst 20,120 registered construction workers through Direct Bank Transfer.
Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal informed that the Punjab government had directed to transfer this amount in the bank accounts of around 3.2 lakh registered construction workers in the state. In district Ludhiana, 20,120 construction workers are registered under the Building & Other Construction Workers Act and an amount of Rs 6.03 crore have been deposited in their bank accounts.
He said that keeping in view the nature of work of construction workers, they are unable to work from home. Therefore, the construction workers will have to stay at home without work and wages. The survival of construction workers and their family members was at stake if they do not get work and wages. In view of this, the Chief Minister, Punjab cum Chairman Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board had announced a temporary interim relief of Rs.3000 to each registered live construction worker immediately.