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Unorganised labourers to get identity cards in Odisha

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Unorganised labourers to get identity cards in OdishaBhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced that labourers engaged in the unorganised sectors in the state will be given identity cards by the state government within two to four months and will be covered under the social security scheme.

Addressing the first convention of Biju Shramik Samukhya here today, Patnaik said that the state government is working for the upliftment of labourers in the state taking various initiatives and welfare schemes for the community ranging from providing pucca houses to helping in the marriage of their daughters.

“Labourers will be provided with pucca houses, rented houses in towns and motels throughout the country. Our all unorganised workers, starting from domestic helpers, transport workers, vendors and all labourers will be provided with identity cards. All will be covered under the social security scheme,” said the Chief Minister.

Patnaik also announced special security provisions for women workers. BJD believes in actions-over-words and respects labourers, said the Chief Minister adding labour power is the greatest wealth of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal said, “All who are working in the unorganised sector in State are deprived of social security, minimum wages and other facilities. So the Biju Shramik Samukhya has been formed with an aim to serve the labourers in the unorganised sectors, provide them security and expedite the programmes related to their development.”

According to General Secretary of Biju Shramik Samukhya, Subash Singh, the Unorganised labourers will get accidental insurance, health insurance and life insurance of Rs 3 lakh and in case of disability, they will be provided with Rs 1.5 lakh assistance. These schemes will come into force within two to three months, he added.

Activists from 30 districts of the state attended the first convention of Biju Shramik Samukhya today.