Yogi Govt to provide maintenance allowance of Rs 1,000 to labourers
Since the pandemic set its foot, the Uttar Pradesh government has acted swiftly to ensure support is provided to labourers and migrant workers. Yet again, the Yogi Adityanath government will provide relief to the poor suffering from the Covid-triggered economic slowdown.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will provide a maintenance allowance worth Rs.1,500 crore to labourers and construction workers today. The government will provide a two-month allowance of Rs.1,000 to workers to tide over the financial crisis.
Earlier, in June 2021, the Supreme Court had acknowledged the Uttar Pradesh government’s efforts to manage the migrant crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UP government had used Relief Commissioner’s portal to ensure the money reached the workers directly.
There are 5,09,08,745 registered workers in the state out of whom, the number of unorganized workers registered on the e-SHRAM portal is 3,81,60,725. The total number of workers registered under the BOCW Board is 1,27,48,020.
“The workers in the organized sector were provided maintenance allowance twice and workers in the unorganized sector once. Along with this, the ration was made available twice a month, once through the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana and through the Public Distribution System, eliminating the ration card obligation.
“In the last four and half years, the Yogi government has reached out to the poorest of the poor. Free ration distribution through PDS is a major step in this direction,” the spokesman said.
A government spokesman said even during the first wave of the pandemic, Yogi Adityanath had helped the deprived sections of the society and the process continued in the second phase.
Workers, small shopkeepers, daily wage laborers, rickshaw/ e-rickshaw pullers, porters, barbers, washermen, cobblers, and confectioners will be benefited in the first phase. Maintenance allowance will be sent to the bank accounts directly.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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