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Will ask states to use Rs 31,000 cr fund for building workers: FN IANS New Delhi

Will ask states to use Rs 31,000 cr fund for building workers: FN IANS New Delhi
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (file photo)

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that the Centre will direct state governments to utilise the construction workers' welfare fund to support these workers against economic disruption due to the 21-day lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Concerns have been raised in the past few days over the medical infrastructure in the country to deal with the disease and the required funds for the requisite facilities.

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