Guidelines For Housing Rules Relaxed For Odisha Construction Workers
Odisha Chief Minister asked officials to take steps for ensuring a dignified living for construction workers of the State. Inaugurating the Construction Workers’ Service Week in Bhubaneswar, the Chief Minister said Odisha has emerged as a model State for introducing several welfare schemes for construction workers. Guidelines for housing rules relaxed for construction workers to enable them avail benefits from the Pucca Ghar scheme.
Stating that more than 22 lakh construction workers have so far been registered and 11 lakh workers and their family members have been provided with an assistance of Rs 800 crore, he said houses have also been provided to more than 8,000 families.
He asked the officials to ensure that more workers get the benefits of different government schemes meant for them. He launched two web portals for providing hassle-free registration facilities for construction workers and higher education for their children.
Minister of State for Labour, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, MLAs, Chairman of Odisha Construction Workers’ Welfare Board and Mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation were present.
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