Delhi has 6 lakh registered construction workers, and another one lakh are in the process of getting registered. The amount will be credited to the accounts of the remaining workers in the next two days, the statement said.Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi on Thursday announced his government’s decision to provide financial assistance to the construction workers. On Saturday, Rs 5000 each was deposited in the bank account of 2.95 lakh construction workers by the Delhi government.
This step was taken to benefit workers who have been impacted by the ban on construction activities in the national capital due to increased pollution levels.
In the statement, it was disclosed that approximately 6 lakh construction workers registered, and another one lakh are in the process of getting registered.
On Saturday the assistance amount was put in the bank by the Kejriwal government in the accounts of 2.95 lakh construction workers. In the next two days, the amount will be credited to the accounts of the remaining workers. After registration, all workers can also get the advantage of schemes brought up for their interest and welfare.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that at every step Delhi government is standing with construction workers.
He said “Workers are the spinal cord of the country that strengthens the country. If the worker is standing, then our buildings are standing, the city is standing. Therefore, the honour and interests of the workers are the main priority of our government.”
Sisodia said that as construction activities are banned in Delhi, but the government will support the labour brothers and sisters in every possible manner.
He said the government will run registration drives if the ban on construction activities goes on in Delhi. Through large camps, these drives will take place and construction workers who are not registered will get registered with the Delhi Construction Worker Board.
“This step will help the Delhi government in assisting all construction workers in Delhi. There are 10 lakh construction workers in Delhi, out of which seven lakhs are now registered,” the deputy chief minister said.