Mangaluru, April 19, 2020: Dakshina Kannada District Incharge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Sunday said that Rs 2,000 each has been deposited in the bank accounts of 6,122 construction workers registered with the Labour Department.
The amount will be deposited in the accounts of other registered construction workers at the earliest.
The state government had announced Rs 2,000 to construction workers who are registered and have lost their livelihood due to Lockdown in force. The curbs, which were imposed on March 24, have been extended till May 3. "The labourers were reeling under hardship after construction activities came to a halt," said the Minister.
Local bodies should make arrangements to supply food for stranded labourers, destitutes and beggars in all the ULBs in Dakshina Kannada district, Poojary said.
"No one should starve during the lockdown period. All the ULBs should identify destitutes, migrant labourers in their jurisdiction and arrange food for them. In case of necessity, the help of NGOs can also be taken," he added.