Govt to register labourers of unorganised sector from April 1


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Registration of labourers of unorganized sector will be carried out by conducting a campaign between April 01 to May 31 in the state. The Chief Minister Shivaj Singh Chouhan announced this while holding warm dialogues with the people of the state during the programme ‘Dil Se’ relayed by the Akashwani today. He informed that facilities like pucca houses to the registered labourers by 2022, Rs. 30 thousand subsidy for e-cart and e-rickshaw to hand cart and rickshaw operators, free education from class 1 up to Ph.d to the children of labourers, education in schools of public school standard, free coaching, treatment of patients suffering from serious illness in major hospitals, skill development of unskilled labourers, financial assistance to pregnant women, , free helath check up of children, nutritious food and bank loan to establish self-employment on the guarantee of the government etc. will be provided by the government. Holds Friendly Dialogues with Labourers: While holding the warm dialogues with the labourers, Chouhan said that he likes to see smile always on their faces. The government is taking every step to ensure that they should not suffer. He mentioned that the government is besides them in their progress. The government is committed and making sure that the benefits of the development should reach labourer families too. It is a demand of justice that everyone should derive benefits from the natural resources. The government is making efforts for the welfare of the labourers engaged in different activities. While urging them to make registration in the prescribed period, he said that the registration process is simple. They have to give proof of the labourer of rural or urban bodies and they are not income tax payee and government servant. He mentioned that better efforts are being made to ensure good education for their children. Shramoday Schools are being established at Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Indore. Teachers will be appointed separately in these schools and sufficient resources will be provided. The capable and talented children of labourers will be provided free coaching facility in prestigious institutes for competitive employment examinations, he added. Moreover, Chouhan informed that free treatment arrangement for labourers has been made by the state government. Special treatment facility for the labourers suffering from serious illness will be made available in the state or outside the state, if needed. An amount of Rs. 4 thousand during the pregnancy and an amount of Rs. 12 thousand will be given to the women labourers after the delivery. Free health checkup of labourers’ children will be conducted. They will also get nutritious food as required. Chouhan exhorted the labourers to encourage their children for self-employment, the government will extend full cooperation to them in this connection. Training, bank loan and guarantee against the loan will also be provided for self-employment. Moreover, the government will also cooperate to make unskilled labourers as skilled labourers. Short time training programmes will be organized. Work to distribute slippers to female tendu leaf collectors, shoes to male and water bottle will be started from April. Chief Minister Holds Cordial talks with women : The Chief Minister Chouhan said that the International Women’s day was celebrated on March 08. Why it is not celebrated every day? There is a shortcoming somewhere, hence deliberations are essential. While repeating the resolution of the International Women’s day, not to leave any stone unturned in the efforts for the empowerment of the girls, their progress and education, Chouhan said that women are performing miracles in every field. Muskan Kirar has brought laurel to the state and the country by winning a gold medal in Archery competition at Asia level. The daughter of the state Avani Chaturvedi is flying a fighter plane. Anam Basit of Bhopal is leading the girls’ contingent of the country in World University Shooting Competition to be held at Kuala Lumpur from March 12. While congratulating her, Chouhan informed that 6 players of the state are part of the Indian Women Hockey team. On increase in girls number in Bhind district, he said that discrimination between the girl and boy cause hurdle in nature’s cycle. If you do not save girl, how will you bring daughter in-law. Women empowerment is the priority of the state government. He mentioned about Ladli Laxmi yojana, free books, uniforms, cycles and amount being paid for college education under the Gaon ki Beti Yojana. Chouhan said that girls are considered burden sometimes due to marriage related arrangements, Therefore, arrangement for Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/Nikah yojana, 5 percent reservation in local bodies and others have been made. It is a matter of pride that women represent over 54 percent at urban bodies today. Chouhan informed that women self-help groups are transforming into a movement in the state. The state government is providing interest subsidy, guarantee against bank loan, and will make arrangement for marketing and branding of women self-help groups for economic empowerment of the women. Arrangement has been made for 33 reservation in police and all other departments excluding forest department and 50 percent reservation on teacher posts for women. He mentioned that efforts will be made to form Mukhya Mantri Mahila Kosh to strengthen women empowerment activities and to have 30 percent women as government advocates in High Court and District Courts. Expressing concern towards the unmarried women, he said that unmarried women over 50 years of age will get pension now. Keeping in view the secured lodging arrangements for women in major cities, he informed about the dedication of 100 seater Vasti Grah at Bhopal. He informed that the government has taken a decision that the private hostels will be taken on rent by the government to provide secure housing to the working women. Chouhan informed that preparation of poshan aahaar take home ration and its distribution in aaganbadis by the federation of women self-help groups and stitching of uniforms being distributed in the schools will be given to the women self-help groups from next year. Intimate conversation with farmers : In his intimate conversation with farmers, the chief minister said that his government is of farmers’ government, which was not seen earlier. Talking with farmers, he said that Rs 200 per quintal incentive will be given to farmers selling wheat and gram crop last year. This year, wheat procurement will be at Rs 1735 per quintal. The state government will deposit Rs 265 per quintal additional from minimum support price in bank accounts of farmers. Farmers will get Rs 2000 per quintal for wheat. If farmers store their gram, masoor, and mustard in licensed warehouse in rabi seaon 2017-18, then ware house rent for four months will be paid by the state government. During the conversation, the chief minister told that farmers can get amount equal to 25 percent of estimated value of stored crop from bank in case of need for money. The state government will pay interest on it. Seventy five percent amount will be given to farmers, deducting rest 25 percent, on sale of the crop. He said that electricity will be charge on flat rate. If transformer goes to out of order in three months after installation, it will be replaced without charge. Electricity board will bear transportation cost. If farmer bear the cost of transportation, electricity board will pay this cost to farmer. Intimate dialogue on concurrent subjects :The Chief Minister motivated for living for state and country in intimate dialogue on concurrent subjects. He said that worms and insects too live for themselves. Live for others. He recalled martyr Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru referring Shahid Diwas on March 23. He informed that memorials have been constructed in the memory of revolutionaries. Those who sacrificed their life are pride for the country. Such worthy son are always remembered. They are inspirers for generation by generation. Mentioning the excellent performance of state in cleanliness survey, Chouhan said that 22, out of 100 cities were from the State. Getting good place this time in the survey, all will have to work together. Chouhan said that March is the month of festivals. Giving greetings for new year, he said that may new year brings happiness and prosperity. He mentioned festivals, anniversaries, and days to be observed in March. Gudi Padwa, Chaiti Chand, Chaitra Navratra, Ramnavmi, Good Friday, Lord Human Prakotostava were mentioned. Discussion was held on birth anniversary of Saint Tukaram, Maan Karmadevi, Maan Hingloj, Nishadraj and Mahaveer. He paid tributes to Veerangana Avanti Bai, renowned journalist freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi on their martyr day. Friendly conversation with state people on phone : Chief Minister Chouhan congratulated those who wrote success stories and set new dimensions of achievements. Congratulation was given to progressive farmer Hukum Singh Patel, resident of Bhagvatpura, Tarana of Ujjain district for sowing apple and getting Rs 1.5 lakh per beega profit. He congratulated Irfan, resident of village Gortara Tola, block Sohagpur, district Shahdol. He got installed electricity transformer, and tube well by fish farming on barren land. Now he is providing jobs to others. He appreciated positive initiative of Indore power distribution company. It was informed that all 25 employees of an electricity zone are women, who are supplying 24 hour electricity to 60,000 population. Women are carrying out risky job like climbing on poles for electricity repairing. Raghav Singh of Bhopal, gave suggestions on mygov for providing paper bags in public transport buses, dustbins at kiosks, hawkers and launch awareness drive for women for collecting wet and dried waste separately through social service organisations. Chouhan thanked him and issued instructions for local bodies and bus operators for launching awareness campaign and cleanliness related arrangements. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has converted cleanliness campaign into a national campaign. There has been much awareness for cleanliness in the country thanks to his efforts. It will be enhanced further. Raghunandan Panchal suggested not to burn rest of crops in the field after harvesting. Chief Minister Chouhan seconded his views and said that it is a harmful to burn remains of crops in the field because it reduces minerals in soil. He appealed farmers not to burn them and used rotavator machines for getting fodder for animal.

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