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Atal Aahar

Maharashtra Atal Aahar Yojana 2019 for Construction Workers [Food @ Rs. 5]

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.

Shramev Jayate Yojana:

A government of Maharashtra scheme for the labors in the state. Pension of Rs. 3,000 per month is given to the labors above 60 years of age. In case of the labor`s death the pension will be provided to their nominees.

Jan Aarogya Yojana:

A health care scheme by the Maharashtra Government. Labors are provided medical facilities up to Rs. 1.5 lakh under the scheme.

Other Similar initiatives from various states:-

Now free food in Amma Canteens for registered construction workers

A total of 43,631 construction workers registered with the Tamil Nadu Construction Workers Welfare Board can avail food free of cost from 400 Amma Canteens that come under Chennai Corporation limit.
The scheme was launched through the amendment of TN Manual Workers (Construction Workers) Welfare Scheme 1994. The respective Amma Canteens will keep a record of the monthly bills of each registered worker. This amount will be paid by the welfare board according to the original rates.

Anna Canteen– Andhra Pradesh
Indira Canteen– Karnataka

Annapurna Rasoi Yojana-Rajasthan

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/12037-2/

https://www.freepressjournal.in/mumbai/mumbai-construction-workers-to-get-clean-food/1476829

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