Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister announces 'Mukhyamantri Shramik Kalyan Yojana'

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu announced the 'Mukhyamantri Shramik Kalyan Yojana' during an event in Itanagar.

An Overview of the News

  • The objective of 'Mukhyamantri Shramik Kalyan Yojana' is to benefit the labor force within the state.

  • Under this scheme, benefits for workers registered with the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board have been restructured.

Enhanced benefits under the scheme

  • Maternity benefit for families of workers has been increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000.

  • Compensation for natural death has been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh.

  • Compensation for accidental death has been increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 4 lakh.

  • The scheme also promotes sports among children of workers, offering cash incentives for achievements in state-level and national-level tournaments and competitions.

Cash incentives are provided for achievements in state-level tournaments or competitions:

  • Gold - Rs 15,000

  • Silver - Rs 10,000

  • Bronze - Rs 8,000

The following incentives are given for exceptional performance at the national level:

  • Gold - Rs 30,000

  • Silver - Rs 20,000

  • Bronze - Rs 15,000

About Arunachal Pradesh

  • It is a state located in the northeastern region of India. It shares its borders with the countries of Bhutan, China, and Myanmar.

  • Losar, Solang, Dree Utsav, and Chalo-Loku Utsav are the major festivals of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Established - 20 February 1987

  • Capital - Itanagar (Executive Branch)

  • Chief Minister - Pema Khandu

  • Official flower - Rhynchostylis retusa

  • Official Animal - Gayal

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