IEP Chandigarh, September 17
On the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti a state level function was organized in Gurugram, the city of Guru Drona, Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal made several announcements for the welfare of the workers in the State.
Addressing the State-level function on the Labour Day Haryana Chief Minister , Sh. Manohar Lal had announced Mukhyamantri Parivar Swasthya Parikshan Yojana for more than 60 lakh labour families. Under the scheme, tests like ENT, blood, sugar, ECG etc. will be done free of cost once in a year.
The Chief Minister also announced the opening of 200 Shram Yogi Clinics in the state. He said that 100 ambulances with advanced life support facilities would be available in the state. At the same time, 44 mobile medical vans will be run for general health check-up.
Now the labour families will not be required to give any guarantee to take loans under the Mukhyamantri Antyodaya Parivar Utthan Yojana.
Amount of financial assistance given on the death of a worker at the workplace increased
The Chief Minister announced to increase the financial assistance of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh given on the death of an unorganized sector worker at the workplace. The financial assistance given to the handicapped has also been increased. While the financial assistance has also been doubled in case of any disability.
The Chief Minister also announced to increase the assistance being given to handicapped children from Rs.2,500 per month to Rs.3000.
Sh. Manohar Lal further announced a monthly financial assistance of Rs. 2500 to Thalassemia patients.
The Chief Minister said that under the Antyodaya Aahar Yojana, 100 canteens would be opened for the workers in the state. In these, workers will get quality food in just Rs. 10.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that while taking concrete step towards skill development, a University named after Lord Vishwakarma, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University has been established at Dudhaula in district Palwal.
He said that an agreement was signed between the ESI and the Health Department, Haryana according to which the workers and general public have got the facility of treatment in the hospitals of both the departments.
PM Modi, the architect of a modern, and self-reliant India: Manohar Lal
Sh. Manohar Lal, while paying homage to Lord Vishwakarma, extended greetings and best wishes to everyone, especially the craftsmen, artisans and technicians on Vishwakarma Jayanti.
He said that it is a very happy coincidence that today is also the birthday of our ‘Karmayogi’ Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi who is blessed with a dynamic personality.
It would not be incorrect to say that our country’s Prime Minister is the architect of modern, developed and self-reliant India, added Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister on behalf of 2.5 crore people of Haryana congratulated Prime Minister on his birthday.
Haryana has taken concrete steps for the welfare of the workers
Sh. Manohar Lal said that India has also been considered as the “craft guru” of the world and certainly the Vishwakarma community had played an important role in this. The marvelous wonders of the unique craftsmanship of Vishwakarmas can be seen in the Ellora caves.
The Chief Minister said that many schemes are being run in Haryana for the welfare and upliftment of the workers. He said that at present about 52.30 lakh workers are registered on the Labour Department portal. About 8 lakh workers are registered in the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, out of which more than 6 lakh members are active.
The state government has taken concrete steps for their welfare. An amount of Rs 906 crore has been spent by the Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for the welfare of about 17.47 lakh construction workers during the tenure of the present government.
Under the ‘Antyodaya Aahar Yojana’, food is being provided to the workers in 10 districts for Rs. 10. Under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’, free food grains are being given to the poor every month.
About 30000 people got employment in Antyodaya Melas
Sh. Manohar Lal said that Antyodaya Utthan Melas are being organized by the government from time to time at the block level to provide employment opportunities.
About 30,000 people have been given employment in these Melas. Online grievance redressal portal has also been started for speedy disposal of workers’ grievances.
Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Nirman Shramik Samman Yojana’, all registered women workers are given annual financial assistance of Rs 5100 for clothing and their personal needs.
In order to provide maximum employment opportunities in private sector enterprises, 75 percent reservation has been given to the youth of the state. Similarly, several other schemes are being run for raising the standard of living of the workers and their families.
The Chief Minister said that in the year 2020, Haryana has been at a leading position in the entire country by fully implementing 49 trade reforms allotted to the Labour Department.
The State Government has implemented Ease of Doing smoothly to provide a better environment to the entrepreneurs, added Sh. Manohar Lal.