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NCR developers offer help to construction workers

Realty developer DLF has decided to give salaries to all workers and daily-wagers working directly with DLF, or indirectly through its active contractors. This is being done via a Direct Beneficiary Transfer system into the bank accounts of the workers to provide immediate funds to tide over this life-threatening crisis.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2020, 08.48 PM IST
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Gurugram based developer M3M has extended support to 5000 daily wage earners and construction workers..
Leading real estate developers of Delhi-NCR have come forward to ensure construction work get food and shelter. Despite government’s announcement for relief fund for construction workers, numbers of migrant labourers were seen walking to their home town.

Realty developer DLF has decided to give salaries to all workers and daily-wagers working directly with DLF, or indirectly through its active contractors. This is being done via a Direct Beneficiary Transfer system into the bank accounts of the workers (to the maximum extent possible) to provide immediate funds to tide over this life-threatening crisis.

“We in DLF also feel that each Indian entity must whole-heartedly contribute in this national movement and challenge for India to emerge victorious, faced as we are with new hardships on the people of India and businesses together,” said KP Singh, Chairman DLF .

DLF is also ensuring availability of hygiene and sanitation supplements like masks, sanitizers, examination gloves, medicine supplies at the construction site.

Gurugram based developer M3M has extended support to 5000 daily wage earners and construction workers.

“Due to the suspension of railways, many construction workers and laborers could not go back to their homes, therefore, we are supporting each of them with basic needs,” said Roop Bansal, Trustee, M3M Foundation.

Through this initiative, M3M Foundation is providing rice, pulses, vegetables, clean drinking water, and milk for toddlers and growing children. Apart from this, they will also be providing soaps for personal use, washing clothes and handwash. Fumigation and sanitization of the camps are also being undertaken.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced R 1.7 lakh crore relief package for poor.

“There are about 3.5 crore registered construction workers. Their life will be impacted due to lock down. It is important that corpus of building and construction welfare fund is effectively utilised at this crucial juncture,” said Ashok Gupta, CMD ot Ajnara India ltd.

“We are also ensuring that our construction workers are provided with basic amenities to be able to cope up with the ongoing situation,” said Satish Magar, President, CREDAI National.
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