Waking up to the need of housing for labourers, the state government on Wednesday announced that a scheme will be launched for providing housing to labourers near their factories.
The announcement comes after an unprecedented migration of labourers to their home states soon after the lockdown was announced last year. Migration of workers had crippled production at industrial units in the state.
“In order to ensure that the labourers get their dwellings nearby the factories where they work, our government is going to launch Mukhyamantri Audyogik Shramyogi Ane Industrial Housing Aawas (MASIHA) scheme,” Nitin Patel, deputy chief minister who also holds the finance portfolio, said while presenting the state budget for 2021-22.
Under the scheme, housing for labours will be constructed at concessional rate on the public-private partnership (PPP) basis. The state budget made a total provision of Rs 1,502 crore for the labour and employment department.