Assam govt to provide Rs 1000 each to 2.78 Lakh construction workers

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GUWAHATI | March 31, 2020:

The Assam government on Monday has decided to provide 1 thousand rupees each to 2.78 lakh construction workers who had to suffer due to lockdown.

This was decided in a meeting held in Guwahati last night in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and other ministers.

The meeting also decided to give free rice to around 58 lakh BPL households from April 1. It was further decided that poor households without the National Food Security Act and ration cards would get one-time financial help of 1 thousand rupees.

Meanwhile, the government of Madhya Pradesh has transferred around 88 crore rupees in the accounts of registered construction workers of the state yesterday. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told the construction workers that the government stands with them during this time of crisis.

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