Maharashtra government has launched a special scheme namely Atal Aahar Yojana 2019 for construction workers. Under this scheme, govt. will provide good quality and hygienic food to construction workers at a highly subsidized rates. Maharashtra Atal Aahar Scheme will be implemented in some areas of the state on a pilot basis and later on the scope would be expanded.
In the Maharashtra Atal Aahar Yojana first phase, the target is to cover 20,000 workers. The state govt. will provide good quality food to construction workers at a nominal cost of just Rs. 5.
Around 10 lakh labourers have already been registered with the Labor Board in Maharashtra so far. The state govt. will continue registration of names of new workers and will work out every possible method to provide benefits of every welfare scheme to workers.
Maharashtra Atal Aahar Yojana 2019
The important features and highlights of Atal Aahar Yojana in Maharashtra are as follows:-
- The state govt. of Maharashtra has launched Atal Aahar Yojana on 7 March 2019 at Nagpur.
- The primary focus is to provide nutritious food to construction workers and to transform the lives of labourers.
- In the 1st Phase, the state govt. aims to cover 20,000 workers.
- The cost of one time food being provided to construction workers at their work place is Rs. 5.
The state govt. of Maharashtra will provide all possible help in 3 fronts of education, income and health to construction workers.
Maharashtra govt. is already providing a subsidy of Rs. 4.5 lakh to labourers for house construction. They are also covered under health insurance too. Under the Shramev Jayate Yojana, the state govt. will provide pension of Rs. 3,000 to construction workers above the age of 60 years. In case of death of a worker, the pension will be given to his widow. Under the scheme, around 2.5 lakh labourers have already made registration.
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The state govt. even plans to register around 24 lakh labourers in the near future. Under the Jan Aarogya Yojana, labourers are provided with medical facilities upto Rs. 1.5 lakh.