VIJAYAWADA: Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said the Centre was ready to set up labour colonies to provide houses to workers in case the State governments come forward to give the required lands.
Stating that the Centre is heading towards providing own houses to all the families by 2022, he said the government is also preparing plans for development of labour colonies. Speaking to media, here on Thursday, Dattatreya announced to set up an EPF Zone in Vijayawada.
Stating that there was no policy as of now regarding the minimum wages Act, he said the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government would bring an Act after getting the approval of Parliament.
Asserting that the Centre was prioritising skill development and generation of employment, he suggested that both AP and Telangana governments set up at least one skill development centre in each district.
Slamming opposition parties for faulting the centre’s decision to demonetise high denomenation notes, he observed that the Congress and other opposition parties would have loste their bases further if they continued to criticise the note ban taken in the interest of nation.