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Home / India News / Coronavirus Outbreak:Uttarakhand to give ₹1000 to over 3 lakh daily wage workers facing loss of work

Coronavirus Outbreak:Uttarakhand to give ₹1000 to over 3 lakh daily wage workers facing loss of work

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that soon decisions will be taken to financially help the daily wage labourers in the state and that no one will go hungry in the state.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2020 19:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Uttarakhand government cleared direct cash transfers for daily wage labourers in the wake of Coronavirus impact in a high level meeting on Sunday
Uttarakhand government cleared direct cash transfers for daily wage labourers in the wake of Coronavirus impact in a high level meeting on Sunday(HT Photo)

As a relief measure for all daily wage workers who are facing financial losses due to lack of work amid Coronavirus outbreak and ‘Janta Curfew’, Uttarakhand government has decided to give them ₹1000 each, transferred directly to their bank accounts. Uttarakhand has over 3 lakh registered daily wage workers.

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat after a review meeting with of senior officials at his residence on Sunday announced that all daily wage labourers in the state will be given Rs1000 directly in their bank accounts.

“All registered labourers in our state will be given Rs1000 in their accounts so that they do not have any problem in procuring food grains. I want to assure them that no one will go hungry in the state and the government will make all arrangements,” said Rawat.

Harak Singh Rawat, minister for labour had earlier announced Rs 500 for daily wage workers, which was later increased by the chief minister after the meeting.

“Being a small state we are not able to give the daily wage workers a lot of money but something to help them at present. But given the situation amid the Coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to transfer the amount directly to the bank accounts of the workers to help them. If needed more money will be sanctioned and transferred to their accounts,” said the state minister for labour.

A list of all the workers with details of their bank accounts has been given by the labour department to the banks so that the amount can be transferred in the coming week.

The decision comes after Uttar Pradesh and Punjab governments announced that daily wage labourers would be given ₹1000 and ₹3000 respectively to sustain amid the lockdown.