Monday, February 28, 2011

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana Will be Extended to Workers in Hazardous Mining and Associated Industries

Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee has proposed in the Union Budget 2011-12 that the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana will be extended to cover unorganized sector workers in hazardous mining and associated industries like slate and slate pencil, dolomite, mica and asbestos etc.

Presenting the Union Budget 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Mukherjee said that the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana has emerged as an effective instrument for providing a basic health cover to poor and marginal workers. Presently, it is being extended to MGNREGA beneficiaries, beedi workers and others.

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