In Solapur, 30,000 houses in beedi workers’ colony set to come up by 2020

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

While there are 65,000 beedi workers in Solapur, almost 90 per cent women in the colony are engaged in the craft. The Country’s biggest beedi workers’ colony in Solapur is set for a major makeover with the state government paving the way for the construction of 30,000 houses under the Prime Minister Awas Yojna. “The houses will be built for beedi workers, rickshawalas and other labourers residing in the colony,” Fadnavis had said on Wednesday. The target is to build 12 lakh houses in rural and 10 lakh for urban areas. CPI(M) leader and former Solapur MLA Narsaiyya Adam has been for years demanding better wages, basic civic amenities and houses for the beedi workers in the colony.

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