Scope of schemes for girls to be extended: Khattar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2015 22:38 IST

Haryana chief minister ML Khattar on Tuesday said that the scope of Kanyadan and Ladli schemes, under which financial assistance was provided to the parents of the girl children, would be extended to achieve the aim of balancing the sex ratio in the state. Now all the girls of the state would be able to avail the benefits of these schemes, he said.

Presiding over the review meeting of ESI and labour and employment department here, Khattar said that under the Kanyadan scheme financial help was given to the labourers working in registered industrial areas of the state.

Earlier, the benefits of the scheme was limited up to two daughters of a family, but now all the girl children of the family would be covered under this scheme, he said.

He said that to reframe various schemes for the welfare of industrial workers in the state, the help of NGOs or private agencies would be taken. With their help, the possibilities for the uplift and development of workers and their families would be explored and identified so that better schemes could be launched for their welfare.

Khattar directed officials to prepare booklets, posters and other publicity material regarding various schemes being implemented by the labour department for spreading awareness among the labourers so that they could avail the benefits of these schemes.

Also, he directed the contractors engaged in the construction of buildings with a cost exceeding Rs 5 crore to take steps for ensuring the registration of their labourers, taking care of their livelihood and health and cleanliness.

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