Construction Workers Welfare board to spend Rs. 143 crore on welfare schemes: CM

Construction Workers Welfare board to spend Rs. 143 crore on welfare schemes: CM

 Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu presided over the 44th meeting of Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board and stated that as per the estimate the board was expected to earn revenue of Rs. 191 crores in fiscal 2024-25. He said that of the total revenue, Rs. 143.16 crores would be spent through various welfare schemes run by the board.

The Chief Minister said that Rs. 30 crore would be spent on Mukhya Mantri Vidhwa/Ekal/Besahara/Divyang Mahila Aawas Yojna. As per the scheme, the government has decided to provide three lakh as financial aid to build house for those having annual income of less than Rs. 2.5 Lakhs. "The decision has been taken to ensure that the beneficiaries of the scheme could lead a respectable life," Sh. Sukhu said, adding that an additional aid of rupees one lakh would be given for the construction of kitchen and toilet.

The government was ensuring that the poor get their due rights and it has been decided that the Asha workers, Aanganwadi workers and the helpers registered under the Board, would be covered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, said the Chief Minister. He further stated that entire data of the Board would be digitized so that people could benefit from the use of technology and working of the board could be improved.

He added that workers could get themselves registered through Lokmitra Kendras.

Officials and non-official members of the Workers welfare Board, Secretary, Abhishek Jain and M. Sudha Devi, Secretary (Legal) Sharad Kumar Lagwal and CEO of the Board Rajiv Kumar were also present on the occasion.