Govt. to hike housing subsidy for beedi workers & miners

  1. Context: The govt’s ambitious ‘Housing for All’ project aims to build 2 crore houses in five phases till 2021-22
  2. News: The labour minister has proposed a nearly 4-fold increase in the housing subsidy for beedi workers and miners employed in non-coal mines
  3. Reason: To bring the housing scheme for beedi and mine workers in line with the National Housing Scheme
  4. How? Currently, the workers receive Rs. 40,000, which will be increased to Rs. 1.5 lakh under the present Revised Integrated Housing Scheme of 2007
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