Salt Labors Welfare Scheme

In between ample of worker communities in India which are struggling with their daily needs and facilities, there is one different community which works in specific areas like desert and close to sea i.e. Salt Labors. Salt labors are the worker who faces many odds like irritations due to salt, reactions and more. These hardships cannot be overcome by few facilities but still Rajasthan Government is trying hard to provide as much facility as they can to these salt labors by giving them essentials which will help them in their workplace. Under the scheme the government provides gloves, goggles, cycles, boots and few things more so that the worker face less difficulty while working at the salt field. The scheme was started in the year 2009 and is still going on. The scheme served very well to the workers and now out of all hardships at least they are working in safe conditions with the identity card due to which they are eligible for the bima (life insurance) from the nearest government banks.

Benefits of Salt Labors Welfare Scheme:

  • Valid identity card: The scheme provides valid identity card to each worker and because of which they are easily identified to avail the benefits of the scheme meant only for them
  • Life insurance: The worker with the valid identity card will get the bima i.e. life insurance to cover up the family expenses when he will no more due to unwanted circumstances
  • Gum boots: In the budget there will be an availability of the gum boots which will be given to these workers having an identity card
  • Goggles and gloves: Another benefit of the scheme is that government understands that how difficult it is to work in between the salt and hence scheme provides goggles and gloves to the worker to prevent itching and irritations
  • Cycles for commuting: No one lives near salt fields and hence to travel to their work place worker needs to again invest in the traveling expense or keep walking till the field and reduce the energy, so to help at this place scheme provides cycles as well to the worker

Eligibility for Salt Labors Welfare Scheme:

  1. Worker must be the resident of Rajasthan State
  2. Must be the salt laborer

Documents Required:

  1. Application form
  2. Proof/letter from the organization where the worker is working as salt laborer
  3. Residential Proof (electricity bill, water connection bill, gas connection bill, ration card, voter id, Aadhar card, pan card or driving license)
  4. Aadhar Card
  5. Passport size photograph (min 2 copies)

Application form:

To apply for the scheme, the beneficiary has to submit an application form for the scheme with required documents to the District Corporation Officer (Application form is available at the following link: Salt Labour Welfare Scheme Application Form)

Contact Details:

  1. District Industrial Corporation (Jilla Udyog Kendra) functioning in the city having salt businesses
  2. District Industrial Corporation Officer

References and Details:

To know more about the scheme follow the following links:

  1. Official letter by Rajasthan Government: Guidlines for Salt Labour Welfare Scheme
  2. Application Form: Salt Labour Welfare Scheme Application Form


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