Bhubaneswar:6/10/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated Nirman Kusuma programme to facilitate 100 per cent financial assistance to the children of construction labourers studying in different government ITI, polytechnic and diploma engineering institutions.
Gracing the launch event at Jaydev Bhawan here, Patnaik handed over the cent percent financial assistance to 500 beneficiaries from the State Construction Workers’ Welfare Board for pursuing their technical courses.
In his address, the Chief Minister said, “Under this scheme, the dream of the construction laboureres to provide their children with higher education will come true.”
“The financial assistance given to the girl children of the registered workers for pursuing education from Class VI to post graduation (PG) and for maintaining health has also been enhanced by 20%,” Patnaik added.
Under the ‘Nirman Kusuma’ scheme, financial assistance of Rs 23,600 was given to each for pursuing ITI course while Rs 26,300 financial assistance was given to each for pursuing polytechnic and diploma courses.
Thus, Rs 1.09 crore financial assistance to 1,878 beneficiaries was deposited in their respective bank accounts for the 2018-19 academic session.
The Chief Minister also announced that ex gratia amount for each registered construction worker, in case of natural death, has been enhanced to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1 lakh while the accidental death ex gratia amount has been hiked to Rs 4 lakh from Rs 2 lakh.