TRS govt introduced 426 schemes in last 4 years: Home Minister

TRS govt introduced 426 schemes in last 4 years: Home Minister
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The TRS government has introduced as many as 426 schemes during the last four years for the welfare of SC/ST/BC and minority communities, informed Minister for Home and Labour, N Narsimha Reddy.

Hanamkonda: The TRS government has introduced as many as 426 schemes during the last four years for the welfare of SC/ST/BC and minority communities, informed Minister for Home and Labour, N Narsimha Reddy.

The innovative initiatives by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao have made Telangana stand at top in the county in terms of welfare of public and economic growth. The CM has been making serious efforts to place the State at number one position in the field of education, he said.

The Minister has addressed a large gathering of representatives of different associations of workers unions at the valedictory of month-long ‘Karmika Mahotsavam’ conducted by Warangal (West) MLA D Vinay Bhasker in Hanamkonda on Thursday.

Unlike any other government in the country, the TRS government has introduced Rythu Bandhu Scheme and 24-hour power supply for the betterment of farmers’ lives. Similarly, large scale irrigation projects were also being constructed to ensure irrigation, Narsimha Reddy explained.

For the first time in the country, the State government offered pensions to beedi workers, increased wages of Anganwadi workers and Asha workers and the minimum wage of outsourcing workers enhanced to Rs 8,000, without any assistance from the Centre.

Similarly, ex-gratia of Rs 6 lakh in the case of accidental death and three months salary and medical assistance was being provided to construction workers, he said while lauding MLA Vinay Bhasker for conducting month-long campaign to enrol the workers to avail the insurance scheme.

Referring to the demand of further enhancement of minimum wage to outsourcing and contract workers, the Labour Minister said a file related to the issue was with the CM for consideration. He directed the district officials to revive the labour welfare centre in the city.

Responding to an appeal by MLA and several other labour leaders to extend the accidental insurance scheme of construction workers to all the workers in organised and unorganised sectors, Narsimha Reddy assured to extend all possible support.

MLA Vinay Bhasker informed that he had spent around Rs 11 lakh from his salary to pay Rs 100 per head in enrolling nearly 11,000 workers for accidental insurance scheme. Many workers do not know about the scheme, which could be availed by just paying Rs 110 to enrol with labour department.

The MLA submitted a report he prepared after his month-long survey and memorandum of demands of different workers associations to the Labour Minister. Representatives of 37 different sectors took part in the meeting.

Rajya Sabha member Banda Prakash wanted the Minister to take steps to establish Kazipet railway zone, coach and wagon factories in Kazipet to towards employment generation.

MP P Dayakar, GWMC mayor N Narender, KUDA chairman M Yadava Reddy, Handicapped Development Corporation chairman K Vasudeva Reddy, Telangana Gazetted Officers Union leader A Jaganmohan Rao, All India University Employees Confederation vice-president Pulla Srinivas, Library Association chairman Aziz Khan and others were present.

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