Bhubaneswar: 2/3/20:The Odisha government is committed to the overall development and welfare of construction workers, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.
Inaugurating the state-level observance of ‘Nirman Shramik Seva Saptah-2020′ here at the Swadhinata Sangrami Ground, the Odisha CM praised construction workers for their sacrifice and hard work which has boosted construction and development in the State.
Naveen pointed out that the State government has implemented various schemes/programmes for social security and welfare of unorganized workers, migrant labourers and construction workers.
“Around 30 lakh construction workers have been registered with the Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (OB&OCWWB) and over Rs. 1,500 crores has been disbursed towards their assistance. Besides, 22,000 construction workers have been provided with pucca houses,” the Chief Minister stated.
On the occasion, the CM handed over cheques to five beneficiaries under the Labour Welfare Fund
Among others, Minister Susanta Singh, OB&OCWWB chairman Subash Singh, Additional Chief secretary Mona Sharma and Member Secretary N Thirumala spoke on the occasion. Over 6,000 construction workers from different districts, leaders of various workers’ unions and senior government officials attended the event.