Indian Property Developers Vow To Feed Laborers Amid Lockdown

Property developers across India’s big cities have been asked to ensure their laborers have enough to eat, even though construction may have halted under a government-imposed lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Bloomberg News reported. The Hiranandani Group has organized 15 days of food rations for more than 4,000 laborers across sites. Oberoi Realty Ltd. will continue to pay its staff, and Boman Irani, vice president at the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India, said large contracting companies, such as Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Shapoorji Pallonji group, have been asked to provide for their workers. “All developers are trying to look after their laborers as a first priority,” Niranjan Hiranandani, president of the National Real Estate Development Council, said by phone. “We are also sanitizing sites and providing laborers with soaps and sanitizers so that they can protect themselves.” Read more