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1.FM announces Construction Workers' Fund

Rs 310 bn set aside for construction workers to combat the impact of Coronavirus


2.Sonia Gandhi appeals to PM Modi

The construction industry employs 30 million people, more than the population of Australia or Malaysia; yet only 4 per cent of the current 32 million workers are skilled.


3.47 mobile clinics to be launched for construction workers in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu will soon be launching 47 mobile clinics at Rs 180.28 million to cater to construction workers in the state


4.Even a Slip Could Result into a Fatal Incident!

In a three-part series, NARENDRA SHAH shares tips for working safely at heights.


5.CSR Foundation and PNB Housing to upskill 13,000 construction workers

They have collaborated with 8 skill institutes to roll out the programme


6.Wanted: Skilled Workers!

Skill development in construction is not a CSR, it is a pressing need


7.Gujarat introduces Rs 10 meals for construction workers at 84 locations

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.


8.Construction cess of Rs 26,000 crore lying inactive with states

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.


9.Construction Resolution Board Likely to address disputes relating to defence construction work

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.


10.States collect Rs 31,694-crore construction cess | 80 per cent unspent

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.


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