Nilofar Kafeel, Labour Welfare Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu while speaking at function organised to dirstribute safety kits and welfare assistance to people working in unorganised sector and construction workers, on March 1, said that the state Government will be launching 47 mobile clinics at a cost of Rs 18.28 crore soon to cater construction workers.
The mobile clinics are already operational in Chennai, Kanchipuram, and Thiruvallur districts and over 88,000 construction workers have been benefited from the service, so far. To increase the reach of the service more such vehicles will be launched.
The state had planned to distribute safety gadgets to one lakh construction workers at a cost of Rs 20 crore for which the amount has been dedicatedly kept from the 2020-21 budget. As of now, 23,918 workers in Tamil Nadu who are employed in the construction sector have registered with the construction workers welfare board, the Minister said.
Addressing government’s efforts previously, SP Velumani, Municipal Administration Minister said that the state had distributed welfare measures worth Rs 52.96 crore to 1.25 lakh workers in the previous year.
Around 1,196 construction workers which are registered with the welfare board in Coimbatore received assistance on Saturday, March 1 and around 2,017 workers from the unorganisd sector got assistance for education of their children, marriage support, and more.