Lucknow, May 01: The Yogi government has taken several steps for the welfare of workers affected by the disruption of economic activities due to enforcement of two phase nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of global pandemic novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that announcing the May Day ‘Shramev Jayate’ underlines the importance of labour in the process of development. ‘May Day’ is an event to honour the hard work and achievements of our workers and working class.
On May Day, the Chief Minister will again transfer a sum of 300 crore rupees in the bank accounts as the second instalment of maintenance allowance of Rs 1000 each to 30 lakh workers and labours of Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier, on March 24, a sum of Rs 1000 each was transferred to the accounts of 5.97 lakh registered building workers under maintenance scheme.
At the same time, till April 30, Rs 76.69 crore was transferred to the account of 7.67 lakh daily wage labourers in urban areas at the rate of Rs 1000 per worker. In the rural areas, till April 30, 5.55 lakh destitute persons were paid Rs 55.5 crore.
On March 30, Rs 611 crore was paid through direct bank transfer (DBT) in the bank accounts of 27.15 lakh MGNREGA workers. As of 30 April, 44,806 units of the state paid salaries of about Rs 602.77 crore to their workers.
In April 2020, free rations were distributed to Antyodaya card holders, MGNREGA workers, construction workers registered in Labour Department and daily labourers under Urban Development Department. With this, food distribution program has started again from May 1.
So far, about 04 lakhs from Delhi, 12,000 migrant workers from Haryana have been safely returned to the state. Action plan has been launched to recall the migrant workers and labourers from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Gujarat.