Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shree Naveen Patnaik announced several packages for the construction workers of the state who are registered under The Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Govt. of Odisha. These schemes vary from medical insurance, life insurance, educational assistance (for both son and daughter), marriage assistance, maternity benefit, assistance for purchasing safety equipment, working tools, bicycle, stipend for skill development training, etc. It has also opened up a scheme for housing assistance of the construction workers under Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana.
This scheme called Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana is launched to provide or assist permanent shelters to the construction workers. The state govt. has decided to raise a fund of Rs. 1000 crores for the welfare of the construction labourers and their family. The Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board have managed to raise Rs. 750 crores by collecting cess from different govt. constructions.
Shree Prafulla Mallick, Labour and Employment Minister of Odisha has assured that the corpus fund will be properly utilized for the welfare of the construction workers. Even if the registered workers move out of the state to work, he/ she shall get the benefits.
Under this Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana, the construction workers who are registered for a minimum of 5 years shall be eligible to get a housing grant of Rs. 1 Lakhs. In lieu of this, the members will also be eligible to get a monthly pension of Rs. 500 after attaining 60 years of age. Odisha produces a major chunk of migrant construction workers through out the country. So keeping that in mind, if the registered members move out of the state to work in some other state, he/ she will also be given these facilities. Under this scheme the building materials required to build permanent shelters or pucca ghars shall be available at rebated rates also. The procedure to get the sanctions has been kept quite simple and user friendly. The construction workers may visit the office of the Dist. Labour Officer to get necessary assistance and sanctions.
The State Govt. has also started bringing the workers under death insurance, accidental insurance and medical treatment facilities. Measures are also being made for the awareness and education of the workers and their family. Educational benefits are given to the children of the workers. Proper skill development trainings shall also be given to the construction workers and benefits for purchasing working tools, safety equipments, etc. are to be provided.
The Chief Minister has made it clear that the State Govt. is fully committed to the welfare of the marginalized and weaker sections of the society, most importantly the construction workers.