The Gujarat Chief Minister has launched the Shramik Annapurna Yojana on July 18. The programme was introduced by the state government with the aim to provide 1,700 calories per meal by make available one nutritious meal to labourers for Rs 10 every day. The government has allotted Rs 50 crore for this programme.
As per reports, the Minister for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya, conveyed in a written Lok Sabha reply that nearly Rs 26,001.23 crore cess is lying idle with the state governments and Union Territories.
Directorate General of Married Accommodation Project (DG MAP) has announced that it has proposed setting up of a Construction Resolution Board to address and resolve disputes relating to defence construction work between the army and their builders to avoid prolong litigations on account of which such works usually suffer.
In India, 100 per cent implementation of any government-led programme is a rare site. Testimony to this is the utilisation of construction cess. Consider this: As on date, states and UTs have collected Rs 31,694 crore cess at the rate of 1 per cent of the construction cost, but have spent just about Rs 6,866 crore for the welfare of construction workers.