Odisha Nirman Kusum Yojana 2020

Education is a prime resource these days and we are well aware of the power of education and the places it can take you. But as with all things in our nation, education is quite a privilege which not all are availing. Construction labourers, who barely scrape through days with minimum wages, just managing to get food on the table every day is a great feat for them. For them, having their children go to school is a dream they dare not dream.

The Odisha government, through the Odisha Nirman Kusum Yojana, aims to change that very thought in the minds of construction workers – with the implementation of the scheme, it aims to break the vicious cycle of poverty in Odisha.

What is the Odisha Nirman Kusum Yojana about?

The Odisha government, through the scheme, aims to offer an opportunity to poor and oppressed workers in the state to earn a dignified living for themselves. The scheme offers a chance to the children of construction workers in the state to pursue ITI education and diplomas in state run technical institutions. The scheme also offers them financial assistance to opt for those courses; no holds barred.

What does the scheme offer?

The Odisha Nirmal Kusum yojana promises to offer ₹23,600 to the children of construction workers who are pursuing ITI education and the children of State-run Technical institutions will get ₹26,300.

This will help students gain a sound educational degree, which will help increase their family’s annual income and they would no longer have to work under oppressive construction employers who make people work under inhuman circumstances sometimes. Through the implementation of this scheme, the Odisha government aims to break the poverty cycle for a lot of people out there

The scheme is also applicable to girl children of construction workers who will get a financial aid of 20% at each stage of education.

Other benefits offered by the scheme

The other important thing under the benefits offered by the Odisha Nirmal Kusum Yojana is the ex-gratia amount for registered construction workers. In case of natural death, the compensation amount has now been raised to ₹2 lakhs, from it being ₹1 lakh earlier.

In case the construction worker passes away due to unnatural reasons, the compensation amount has been raised from ₹2 lakhs to ₹4 lakhs. There are several other benefits and nuances offered by the scheme, which can be read up on the official site. Click here to know more about the scheme through the official website.

Summing it up

When you look at it overall, those toiling away through labour are literally underpaid for the work they do. Labour oppression and poverty diminishes their quality of life and the dignity of work. With the Odisha Nirman Kusum yojana, labourers now have a chance to get through the vicious cycle, once and for all. With education comes power, and with power comes a chance to enhance your life – of yourself and even of those around. The Odisha Kusum Nirman scheme is a ray of hope in the lives of many construction labourers all across the state.

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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.