STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Government has provided Rs 16 crore to 1.60 lakh workers, Rs 1000 per worker, as one time relief for procuring essential commodities in the wake of obtaining lock-down, a measure to fight corona virus. This information was given to Advisor to Lt Governor Farooq Khan by Secretary L&E, Saurabh Bhagat at a meeting held to review the various mitigation activities being undertaken for providing relief to migrant inter-state and local labourers. He also apprised the Advisor that seven dedicated help lines established for migrant inter-state workers and two for labourers from J&K stranded in various parts across the country are functioning properly and providing help and guidance to the labourer groups. He added that relief, ration and medical assistance-cum-facilities are also being extended to these stranded labourers. On the occasion, Advisor Khan directed the Labour Commissioner, J&K, CEO JKBOCWWB, Director Environment to distribute masks to the stranded labourers and keep ESIC Model Hospital at Bari Brahmana ready for utilization for COVID-19, if need arises. The meeting was attended by Secretary Labour and Employment (L&E), Saurabh Bhagat; Labour Commissioner, Abdul Rashid War; CEO Secretary, J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB), Muzaffar Ahmad Peer and other concerned officers.
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