Covid-19 lockdown impact: One lakh construction workers leave Hyd
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Covid-19 lockdown impact: One lakh construction workers leave Hyd

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Telangana, followed by the lockdown imposed in the state, has led many construction workers to lose their jobs.

Approximately 40% of the construction workers belong to the North Indian States. The construction work has come to a stop once again as many of the workers had left Hyderabad.

About one lakh construction workers have already left Hyderabad. Many of the migrant workers in Hyderabad belong to Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

However, amid the second wave of Covid-19, the central government and state governments have stepped in to aid migrant workers residing at construction sites.

Isolation camps with emergency medical facilities are being set up at construction sites in the country. Arrangements have been made for providing oxygen for emergency situations.

As we have reported earlier, to minimise the impact, some state governments have provided financial assistance to construction workers. The Delhi Government proposed financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to each of the construction workers registered with them.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation, also asked states to convince migrant workers, a large number of whom have begun leaving for their home states in distress following lockdowns in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, to stay put where they are, with a guarantee that they will be vaccinated in the coming days and will also not lose their livelihoods.

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The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Telangana, followed by the lockdown imposed in the state, has led many construction workers to lose their jobs. Approximately 40% of the construction workers belong to the North Indian States. The construction work has come to a stop once again as many of the workers had left Hyderabad. About one lakh construction workers have already left Hyderabad. Many of the migrant workers in Hyderabad belong to Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. However, amid the second wave of Covid-19, the central government and state governments have stepped in to aid migrant workers residing at construction sites. Isolation camps with emergency medical facilities are being set up at construction sites in the country. Arrangements have been made for providing oxygen for emergency situations. As we have reported earlier, to minimise the impact, some state governments have provided financial assistance to construction workers. The Delhi Government proposed financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to each of the construction workers registered with them. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation, also asked states to convince migrant workers, a large number of whom have begun leaving for their home states in distress following lockdowns in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, to stay put where they are, with a guarantee that they will be vaccinated in the coming days and will also not lose their livelihoods. Image Source Also read: Covid-19 second wave: State govts offer assistance to construction workers Also read: Real estate plans steps for construction amid lockdown in Maharashtra

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