26 March 2020 – Established fund to provide support to construction workers

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Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Industry interventions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of India established a Building and Construction Workers Welfare Fund to provide financial assistance to construction workers.

State Governments will be given directions to utilise this fund to provide assistance and support to these workers to protect them against economic disruptions.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1608345