ITANAGAR, Feb 5 - Arunachal Pradesh Labour & Employment Minister Kumar Waii, also the Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers� Welfare Board, today divulged that the financial benefits under the various welfare schemes meant for the labourers registered with the Board have been substantially increased.
�Govt has increased financial assistance for pregnant women from existing Rs 2,000 to Rs 15,000, marriage assistance from Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000, death insurance from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Besides the allowance of Rs 1,000 per month to physically handicapped and people who have crossed 60 years of age, the registered workers will also get educational assistance upto Rs 1 lakh for higher studies of their wards, like, MBBS and engineering courses,� the Minister told labourers at a mega awareness camp at Hapoli in Lower Subansiri district today. Waii said, �The labourers are the force behind huge infrastructure like buildings, bridges, roads, etc.�
Ziro-Hapoli MLA Tage Taki, while offering to pay the registration fees of the poor labourers, advised them to work hard with sincerity and �compel� the higher authorities to listen to their grievances.
On the occasion, colour TVs, solar lamps, blankets, jackets and gum boots were distributed to more than 180 workers � both from organised and unorganised sectors.