KUPWARA: Continuing its efforts to provide timely succour to the needy and impecunious persons during the lock down, District Administration Kupwara, Monday distributed Rupees1.45 Crore among 1880 beneficiries as eduction assistance under Building and other construction workers(BOCW) Act as COVID-19 assistance announced by the Central Government recently .

Assistant labour commissioner Kupwara added that apart from Rs 1.45 crore, an amount of Rs 1.14 crore was also distributed among 11427 registered labours  at the rate of Rs. 1000 per head through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) as COVID-19 assistance during lockdown.

District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Anshul Garg has urged upon labour class of the district, whose livelihood has effected during lockdown, to avail the benefit of various welfare schemes envisaged for the welfare of construction workers.

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