Labourers and daily-wagers visiting Chawdi, near Gandhi Maidan of capital city Raipur, eagerly wait for second Sunday every month for listening to 'Raman Ke Goth'. Today also labourers gathered at Chawdi to listen to the fifth episode of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh's monthly radio programme.
Chhattisgarh Labour Minister Mr. Bhaiya Lal Rajwade today said that revenue collected from mining sector should be deposited in state’s fund and used for the welfare of labourers. He was speaking at the 46th Indian Labour Conference at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Union Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Mr. Bangaru Dattatreya and labour ministers of various states attended the conference.
Saving accounts of more than 14 lakh labourers of unorganized sector will be opened in various banks under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. Various departments of the state government will work with mutual coordination for identification and rehabilitation of child labourers and to provide them education facilities. Grade-III Field-level Officers of all the development-related departments will be given powers of Labour Inspector for identification of child labourers.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has expressed heartfelt grief on sad demise of three labourers in an unfortunate accident, which was caused due to the sudden collapse of a wall at construction site of pipe factory in village Sakra (Siltara) near capital city Raipur. Dr Singh has instructed the officials of District Administration and Labour Department to contact the factory management and ensure that the families of the deceased are provided financial aid. Injured victims in the accident should also be provided proper financial aid for medical treatment.
Governor Shekhat Dutt has greeted and extended best wishes to people of the State especially labourers on Labpur Day celebrated on May 1. In his greeting, the Governor said that there is a significant contribution of labourer in the construction and development of an area, state and country.
In the State Labour Day function organized today on the occasion of Vishwakarma Pujan, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh presented a new scheme named Free Bicycle Distribution Scheme for 1.10 lakh shepherds and 15,000 Kotwars of Chhattisgarh, and extended hearty wishes and greetings to all the hardworking labourers of state. Under this new scheme, Chief Minister symbolically distributed cheques for bicycles to a number of shepherds and kotwars. The scheme is being conducted by Labour Department's Chhattisgarh Unorganized Workers Social Security Welfare Board.
Special drive for distribution of free bicycles and sewing machines to the female labourers of organized sector and distribution of free tool-kits to masons under the schemes of Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, has been initiated in capital city Raipur from last week. Under this drive, PWD Minister Brijmohan Agrawal distributed free bicycles to 5000 female labourers, free sewing machines to 5000 labourers and tool kits to about 3000 masons, in the programmes organized at eight different venues in Raipur.
Governor Shekhar Dutt has expressed grief on the demise of labourers in the accident that occurred at Kanki village near Kharora of Raipur district. Governor Dutt has prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace and has expressed condolence to the bereaved families. Governor has also wished for the speedy health recovery of the injured victims of the accident.
Extending heartiest wishes to the labourers of state on the eve of International Labourers Day on May 1, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that labourers have the greatest contribution in formation and development of any nation or state. In his message to the labourers on the occasion of May Day, Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh Government has initiated several schemes to ensure availability of basic facilities not only for the landless agri-labourers, but also for the labourers of every other sector.
Giving them some moment of relief on hard working day. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has decided to build waiting halls under the 'Pratikshalaya Yojana' for the labourers engaged in the construction of house, bridges and other construction works in urban areas.