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Construction & Infrastructure News

SKILL CRISIS: Only 4 per cent of the current 32 million workers skilled

May 2018

"We are due to see a surge in construction rates in India as it overtakes Japan to become the world's third largest construction market by 2021," say...

Construction, Global Construction Perspectives, Graham Robinson, Supreme Court, NSDC, Manish Kumar, Dr Anoop Kumar Mittal, Dr Anoop Kumar Mittal, CIDC, Neerja Singh, FICCI, Construction Workers, Ajit Gulabchand, CSDCI, Rajeev Bhatnagar

Gujarat introduces Rs 10 meals for construction workers at 84 locations

July 2017

The Gujarat Chief Minister has launched the Shramik Annapurna Yojana on July 18. The programme was introduced by the state government with the aim to...

Shramik Annapurna Yojana, Construction workers, Food stalls

Construction cess of Rs 26,000 crore lying inactive with states

July 2017

As per reports, the Minister for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya, conveyed in a written Lok Sabha reply that nearly Rs 26,001.23 crore cess...

Bandaru Dattatreya, Labour, Employment, Building and Other Construction Workers, Contract Labour Act

NHIDCL-NSDC to train over a 1,000 people under PMKVY

June 2017

Construction workers in the North Eastern states are being trained to handle equipment used in the construction sector under the Pradhan Mantri Kaush...

Construction workers, PMKVY, Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, KMC Construction, Oriental Structural Engineers, Junior Backhoe Loader, Escorts, NSDC, NHIDCL

Construction Resolution Board Likely to address disputes relating to defence construction work

March 2017

Directorate General of Married Accommodation Project (DG MAP) has announced that it has proposed setting up of a Construction Resolution Board to add...

Married Accommodation Project, Construction Resolution Board, Saurabh Sanyal, PHD Chamber, Exit Clause, Construction workers, Defence Ministry, Sanjeev Jain, DG MAP

States collect Rs 31,694-crore construction cess | 80 per cent unspent

February 2017

In India, 100 per cent implementation of any government-led programme is a rare site. Testimony to this is the utilisation of construction cess. Cons...

Construction, CW, Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar, Government of Maharashtra, RAHUL KAMAT, Construction Workers Act

States collect Rs 31,694-crore construction cess | 80 per cent unspent

February 2017

In India, 100 per cent implementation of any government-led programme is a rare site. Testimony to this is the utilisation of construction cess. Cons...

Construction, CW, Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar, Government of Maharashtra, RAHUL KAMAT, Construction Workers Act

About 80 per cent funds for construction workers, unspent

February 2017

The Centre and state governments have collected Rs 26,962 crore in the Construction Workers’ Welfare Fund by levying a mandatory 2 per cent cess on a...

Supreme Court, West Bengal, Construction, Welfare Measures, Construction Workers Welfare Fund
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