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Odisha's unorganised sector workers to get ID cards, social security cover

Identity cards to be made available over a period of two-three months

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.

Chief Minister Naveen on Sunday said all workers engaged in the across the state would be given identity cards and covered under schemes.

All workers in the unorganised sector, starting from domestic helpers, transport workers, vendors and all labourers will be provided with identity cards," said at a convention of 'Biju Shramik Samukhya' in Bhubaneswar.

Asserting that Biju (BJD) believes in action and not in words, the chief minister said all the workers, including those in the unorganised sector, would be included in the schemes.

This apart, special measures would be provided to women working in the across the state, said at the meeting organised by Biju Labour Front.

Patnaik said the workers are being provided with pucca (cement) houses and rented houses in towns and Odisha's labour welfare measures have become a model for the rest of the country.

State Women and Child Development Minister, Prafulla Samal said the convention was organised with an aim to ensure proper social security of the workers in the and provide them with minimum wages.

BJD labour front General Secretary Subash Singh said labourers in the unorganised sector would be provided with identity cards in 2-3 months. It would enable them to avail the benefits of social security schemes, he said.

First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 21:13 IST