As many as, 7.5 lakh workers are working in about 11,500 large and small scale industries and four lakh are working in the shops, dhabas and small undertakings.
The consumer price index is reviewed after every six months in January and July and the minimum wages are determined as per increase or decrease in the consumer price index, he said. Giving details of the minimum wages, the minister said that the unskilled labourers in the state would now get minimum wage of Rs. 5212.15 per month or Rs. 200.46 per day, semi skilled (A) Rs. 5342.15 per month or Rs. 205.46 per day, semi skilled (B) Rs. 5472.15 per month or Rs. 210.46 per day. Similarly, skilled labourers (A) would now get minimum wage of Rs. 5602.15 per month or Rs. 215.46 per day and skilled (B) would get Rs. 5732.15 per month or Rs. 220.46 per day. The highly skilled workers would now get minimum wage of Rs. 5862.15 per month or Rs. 225.46 per day.