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01 May 2017

Soumya Ranjan Sahoo

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Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Monday inaugurated the low-rented house project here which will be provided to construction workers.

In the first phase, these houses will be available in five towns including Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Jajpur, Paradip and Berhampur soon. The houses will be provided through the Odisha Housing and Urban Development Department, announced Labour Minister Prafulla Mallick.

“Today, the project which was launched to be available in five cities and then it will be extended to four more cities before launching at other cities,” said Mallick.

Addressing a gathering on the Labour Day celebration, the Minister said registration of unorganised and domestic labourers shall be undertaken through the Construction Workers Welfare Board (CWWB). He further said special action plan would be chalked out to abolish child labour in the State.

He also said that the State Government has prepared an action plan worth Rs 136 crore to curb labour migration and for their rehabilitation in Nuapada and Balangir districts.

Besides, the Government will keep a record of migrant labourers in the above districts and whether their children are getting proper benefits or not, the Minister further added.

Speaking on child labour, the Minister said his Government vowed to stop the evil practice completely in the State and acting tough against the persons violating the law.

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Prafulla Mallick, Minister, Labour Department, Odisha