When businesses came to a grinding halt amidst the pandemic, real-estate projects also came to a standstill in the country, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand. This had led to all the migrant workers in the construction sites returning back to their hometowns due to the shortage of work and money.
Now, when businesses have reopened, a lot of pending real-estate projects are being resumed. The Uttar Pradesh wing of the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), wants the labourers to return and get back to work. To facilitate their return, NAREDCO will give employment to 1 lakh labourers belonging to the state, at various projects.
On June 26, at the Supernova project site, in Sector 94, NAREDCO-UP will give letters of employment to construction workers.
Last month, NAREDCO-UP, which has 250 developer members in its state chapter, signed an initial pact with the Uttar Pradesh government, offering to provide employment in their real-estate projects to 2.5 lakh migrant labourers who have returned to the state.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by NAREDCO-UP in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The state government had provided a database of about 12 lakh labourers to NAREDCO-UP, of which, one lakh workers were identified to be immediately absorbed at the construction sites.
This decision will not only help workers but also the real-estate developers in Uttar Pradesh who need to speed up the work at all the projects, which came to a standstill due to the COVID-19 crisis. Apparently, around 1 lakh labourers have agreed to join immediately.
More than 5,000 workers have already returned from their native villages and have started working at various construction sites in the state.