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Mehbooba launches welfare scheme for workers in unorganised

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The today launched a major welfare initiative for workers in the to provide them institutionalised socio- economic security.

The scheme, named "Muhafiz" (Guardian), was launched by

Under the scheme, around three lakh workers registered with the Building and Other Construction (JKBOCWWB) would be covered under accidental, life and disability

"is committed to the welfare of marginalised sections of society, particularly labour class who have seen enough exploitation in the past," Mufti said.

The said, "Compensation in case of deaths, accidents or has to be there. But efforts should be made to make their life better besides focusing on the education and upbringing of their wards."

Mufti announced the enhancement of monthly scholarship for the children of these workers to Rs 1500, which was earlier Rs 1200.

She advised the department to ensure that more and more workers, particularly female, are covered under the ambit of the scheme.

Mehbooba, on the occasion, unveiled the micro credit linked debit card of the for these workers. She also launched the scheme for them and the website of

The scheme has been launched to commemorate the second death anniversary of former and PDP founder Mufti

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:15 IST