Bhopal, Nov 1 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today launched 'Mukhya Mantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana' on the occasion of Foundation Day of the state.
The scheme was simultaneously launched at Kukshi in Dhar district and at Umrali village in Jhabua district of Indore division, an official release said here today.
Under the scheme, nearly 30 lakh landless agricultural labourers would be extended benefits such as payment of maternity expenses and wages of six weeks, payment of two weeks wages under the paternity leave, payment of scholarship to the wards of labourers studying in class one to post-graduate classes for all the courses, award of cash prize to student securing first division in fifth class examination and onward examinations, Rs 6,000 to girls under the Marriage Assistance Scheme and other benefits given under the Common Insurance Scheme.
A campaign was carried out from October 11 for registration of landless agricultural labourers of all the districts of the state as a part of the scheme.
Mr Chouhan announced to constitute Alirajpur as a district. He also laid foundation and performed bhoomi poojan of 29 construction works worth over Rs 30.19 crore 19 lakh on the occasion.
He also announced to sanction a 33 KV power station for drinking water supply, construction of Susari road and to open a girls high school at Kukshi, the release added.