Raje hikes minimum labour wages by Rs 6, cites inflation
Wages of unskilled labour has been increased to Rs 213 from Rs 207; semi-skilled Rs 223 from Rs 217; skilled Rs 233 from Rs 227; and high skilled labour Rs 283 from Rs 277rajasthan elections 2018 Updated: Jun 06, 2018 21:46 IST
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday said that the government has increased the minimum labour wages in Rajasthan by Rs 6 per day. This comes months before Rajasthan goes to polls later this year.
Addressing people at Chauth ka Barwara in Sawai Madhopur, she said that in view of inflation and to provide relief to labours, the minimum wages have been increased.
She said the minimum wages in all categories has been increased by Rs 6 per day. According to the notification issued by government wages of unskilled labour has been increased to Rs 213 from Rs 207; semi-skilled Rs 223 from Rs 217; skilled Rs 233 from Rs 227; and high skilled labour Rs 283 from Rs 277. The increased wages will come into effect from January 1, 2018.
Raje informed the gathering that the state government has spent Rs 1835 crore and benefitted around 21 lakh people through health insurance and free-medicine schemes. In addition, 10 lakh girls have been provided social security through RajShri Yojana.
She said that in Khandar assembly area, in last four-and-half years the government has done Rs 770 crore development works – 16 Gaurav Path has been made in 29 panchayats of 61 gram panchayats, another 16 are under progress. Under Mukhya Mantri Jal Swalambhan Yojan, Rs47 crore has been spent on around 1400 water conservation works. In Nyay Aapke Dwar Abhiyan, over 24,000 cases have been resolved of the assembly area.
Raje said that 5132 families have benefitted from the Rural Housing Scheme in Khandar area.
Raje during her visit inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of development project worth Rs 147 crore — schemes involved renovation of canal and dam, college, road construction, hostel, primary health centre etc.