GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the state’s 1.80 crore workers under unorganized sector will get old age protection and social security with a minimal monthly contribution once they opt to come under the ambit of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana.
Launching the scheme for Assam at Pragjyoti ITA Centre for Performing Arts in Machkhowa here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the State government is responsible for the welfare of the workers belonging to unorganized sector and for their empowerment both the Centre as well as the State have been adopting several schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme, Mudra Yojana, Start up India, Make in India etc. As per a press release, he also said that Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana would entitle an individual to a voluntary and contributory pension scheme, under which the subscriber would receive a minimum assured pension of Rs 3000 per month after attaining the age of 60 years.
Reiterating his government’s commitment to save the tea garden workers from the onslaught of social evils, Sonowal said that State government has asked Labour Welfare Officers of the state to carry out extensive awareness programmes in the tea garden areas so that workers can be put away from the menace of drinking sulai a local intoxicating drink and various other social evils.
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