Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu today called for strict implementation of laws and social security schemes meant for labour class in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chairing a meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Dr Drabu said the board must monitor the activities around major construction and mining sites in the state to ensure that the legislations meant for the welfare of workers are followed in letter and spirit, an official statement said.
Dr Drabu said that building and other construction workers are one of the largest and most vulnerable segments of unorganized sector and it is the duty of the government to address the issues related to their welfare.
Dr Drabu told the board members that due to a surge in mining and construction activities, huge crowd of labourers is seen in different localities of the state which needs to be managed.
He said that the board should identify 10 sites in each district of the state where the labourers are provided with proper safety equipment by the employers.