Punjab authorities launched Rs 174 crore to 2.90 lakh constructing and different development people for the duration of the first Covid wave and Rs 87 crore to 5.81 lakh such people in the course of the 2d Covid wave to tide over economic crises.
The statistics used to be supplied via Union minister of labour and employment Bhupender Yadav in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. As per the information, Haryana authorities launched Rs 154 crore to 3.10 lakh such people all through the first Covid wave only. Similarly, the Himachal Pradesh authorities launched Rs seventy-seven crores to 1.33 lakh constructing and different development employees in the course of the first Covid-19 wave and UT Chandigarh administration supplied Rs four crore to as many as 6,670 such employees at some stage in the first Covid wave.
The first Covid-19 wave is counted from July to September 2020 and the 2d Covid wave commenced in mid-February and peaked in the 2d week of May.
Replying to a question, the Union Minister stated that in the backdrop of a difficult state of affairs due to the outbreak of Covid-19 which led to monetary constraints amongst the constructing and different building workers, the central authorities had issued an advisory to the kingdom and union territories to body a scheme beneath Section 22(1)(h) of the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) Act, 1996 for transfer of enough cash in the financial institution bills of development employees thru Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
He introduced that for the duration of the 2d surge of Covid-19 throughout April to June this year, the lockdowns have been partial and localised and targeted in phrases of timings, geography, duration, restrictions and relaxations.
The development activities, manufacturing industries, integral offerings and public transport had been usually exempted from lockdowns imposed through national governments and district administrations and had been functioning barring a whole lot of disruptions, he added.
The union minister additionally responded to the first surge of Covid-19 by claiming that development people welfare boards have cumulatively disbursed extra than Rs 5,618 crores through DBT to the financial institution. However, there are debts of 1.83 crores in the course of lockdown and thereafter throughout the country, without shipping of meals remedy packages which wreak havoc with Covid-19.