Activity Reports Nov 2021 (Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand)

Bihar State Convention of Municipal Sanitation Workers

- Ranvijay

Bihar State level convention of municipal sanitation workers was held on 10 September 2021 at Patna under the banner of “Bihar Rajya Sthaniya Nikay Karamchari Mahasangh” (Bihar State Local Bodies Employees Federation) affiliated to AICCTU on the topic, "Present Situation and the Role of Municipal Workers". The convention began with paying homage to those who died due to Covid, different industrial accidents and natural disasters.

Scheme Workers and Their Struggles

Almost one crore scheme workers all over the country shoulder the burden of implementing several important public schemes of the central government on health and education. They include ASHA workers (working under National Rural Health Mission program), Anganvadi workers (working under ICDS program) and MDM workers (working under Mid Day Meal scheme for school children). Almost 95% of the scheme workers in the country are women. These scheme workers are the backbone in ensuring basic health and nutrition to vast majority of the country’s population.