Bengal CM Mamata showers sops hours before poll date announcement

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Photo: ANI

Hours before the Election Commission announced the schedule for Assembly polls in five states, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee showered sops for the people of Bengal in a bid to garner their support.

"I am pleased to announce a hike in the wages of daily wage workers under West Bengal Urban Employment Scheme: It has been increased to Rs 202 per day from Rs 144 earlier for unskilled labour, to Rs 303 from Rs 172 earlier for semi-skilled and Rs 404 for skilled labour - a new category that has been introduced," Banerjee Tweeted.

The CM further said that a total of 56,500 workers (40,500 unskilled, 8000 semi-skilled, 8000 skilled) will benefit from this.

"These wages are in parity with rural workers' enhanced pay (MNREGA unskilled and semi-skilled)," Banerjee added.

She said that budget provision for this step has been made available for both financial year in 21 and 22.

--IANS

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