Delhi govt launches campaign for registration of construction workers

  • | Tuesday | 23rd February, 2021

The camps will be organized at 45 sites across the city which will include 29 government schools and 16 major construction sites. Mobile units will also be deployed in the districts to travel between different construction sites and register construction workers at the construction site itself so that workers do not have to forego their daily wage, the Labour Minister Manish Sisodia said. While making the announcement, the Deputy CM said that there are around 10 lakh construction workers in the city but only 1.31 lakh are registered with Delhi Building and Other Construction workers Welfare Board and around 80,000 more workers are in the process of getting registered. "Construction workers are the backbone of the nation as they provide strength to the nation's development. Under the different schemes for the construction workers the Delhi government, has distributed cheques worth Rs 3.18 crore to 488 construction workers in February and provided Rs 10,000 to 1,139 workers during the pandemic.

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