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Bihar to provide insurance cover to migrant workers

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | October 31, 2008 11:03 IST

The Bihar government plans to provide insurance cover to migrant workers from the state, who are scattered all across the country to earn livelihood.

"A plan to provide insurance cover to labourers from Bihar working outside state is in final stage. It will be decided soon," Bihar Labour Minister Awadesh Narayan Singh said.

Singh said that in the wake of increasing attacks on migrant workers from Bihar in Maharashtra, Assam and other parts of  the country, it had become necessary to provide insurance cover.The scheme will be provided through  the newly  floated Bihar Rajya Shramik Kalyan Samiti" he said.

More than 50 lakh Biharis have migrated to various parts of the country in search of work over decades. But their numbers have increased in the last two decades in Mumbai, Delhi [Images], Surat [Images], Bangalore, parts of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir [Images], Punjab, and Haryana.






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