The construction workers will get some financial assistance from the state Governments through the construction workers welfare fund which is Rs 31000 crore said Nirmala Seetharaman the Minister for Finance. There are 3.5 crore registered building workers.
She was addressing the media here. The poor workers who are registered will get financial assistance from the State Governments. The states can use the Mineral funds for supporting the Covid test equipment and labs.
This is to see that no one stays without food and that they would have some money on hand for spending for the next 3 months. There is some financial disruption because of the Covid lockdown in the country.
This is all part of Pm Gareeb Kalyan Yojana amounting to 1,70,000 crore. This is all for the poor and the needy. This is part of the recommendations made by the PMs economic task force.
8 direct debit schemes have been rolled out by the Government for the sake of the poor people. The schemes will be implemented immediately the Minister for Finance Nirmala announced.
Around 80 crore Indians will benefit from this scheme.