Rs. 126.66 crore maternity assistance provided to construction workers

Bhopal, January 3, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):   Madhya Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board has provided Rs. 126 crore 66 lakh 85 thousand to 2 lakh 42 thousand 321 construction workers under Maternity Benefit Scheme. Labour Minister Mr. Antar Singh Arya informed that along with 45 days’ minimum wages, a woman labourer registered under Maternity Benefit Scheme is also given Rs. 1400 nutrition allowance in rural areas and Rs. 1000 in urban areas. There is provision of paying 15 days’ minimum wages to male beneficiaries. Benefit is limited to 3 children. Willing beneficiaries may contact Block Medical Officer in urban and Civil Surgeon, Medical College Hospital Superintendent or Block Medical Officer in rural areas.