Haryana government on Friday announced an increase in the minimum wage of unskilled workers by Rs 134, a move that is likely to benefit nearly 11 lakh labourers in the State.

The decision to increase the minimum wage will benefit over 11 lakh labourers working in factories, shops, dhabas, small undertakings and brick kilns, said Haryana Chief Minister Bhupendra Singh Hooda.

Giving details of the enhanced minimum wage, Labour and Employment Minister Mahender Pratap Singh said unskilled labourers in the state will now get Rs 4348.21 per month or Rs 167.23 per day, semi-skilled (A) to get Rs 4478.21 per month and Rs 172.23 daily, semi skilled (B) Rs 4608.21 per month and Rs 177.23 daily.

Similarly, skilled labourers (A) will now get minimum salary of Rs 4738.21 per month and Rs 182.23 daily and skilled (B) will get Rs 4868.21 per month and Rs 187.23 on a day to day basis.

Highly skilled workers will get Rs 4998.21 per month and Rs 192.23 daily.

As many as 7.5 lakh workers are employed in about 10,500 large and small scale industries and four lakh labourers work in shops, dhabas and small undertakings.