Labour is the backbone of any economy. Without their constant help and tireless support, infrastructure would not be what it is. All around the world, labour is an essential part of any and every development. In order to have labourers valued in India, the government of Odisha has issued the Odisha Labour Card list.
Benefits of the Odisha Labour Card
These are some of the main benefits that come with having an Odisha Labour Card.
Assistance in the case of an accident on duty
Death benefits to the bereaved family
Medical expenses for the treatment of injuries is covered
Maternity benefits for women labourers
Financial assistance for skill up-gradation
Educational assistance provided to those who wish to upscale vocationally
Assistance for funeral expenses
What are the eligibility criteria for the Odisha Labour card applicant?
The applicant must be a resident of the state of Odisha and must provide residential proof of the same
The applicant must be above the age of 18 years
The applicant must be below the age of 60 years
The applicant must be a construction site worker
Financially, those working at construction sites have one of the hardest life to live. For hours of physical labour, they often get exploited by being paid a meagre amount. In order to bring dignity to their efforts, the Government of Odisha has issued the Labour Card that brings benefits to construction workers and with an added level of assurance, they finally have some hope to improve their financial conditions in the long run.
Schemes launched by the state government
The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories
India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.
The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:
In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.
The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.
Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.