Covid-19: Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers

The government today sanctioned Rs 17.65 crore for construction workers registered with the J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board who have been left without any work due to lockdown announced in view of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Accordingly, the government sanctioned Rs 1000 each in favour of active registered construction workers. The amount shall reach the beneficiary through DBT mode for purchase of essential commodities out of the cess fund available with the Board.