The Haryana Government has increased the daily minimum wage for labourers by Rs. 245 effective from January 1, 2013.

Disclosing this here on Friday, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Pt. Shiv Charan Lal Sharma said the decision will benefit lakhs of labourers working in factories, shops, dhabas, small undertakings and brick kilns.

As many as, 7.5 lakh workers are working in about 11,500 large and small-scale industries and four lakh are working in shops, dhabas and small undertakings.

The consumer price index is reviewed after every six months, in January and July, and the minimum wages are determined as per increase or decrease in the consumer price index, he said.

Giving details, the Minister said the unskilled labourers in the State will now get a minimum wage of Rs. 5,212.15 per month or Rs. 200.46 per day, semi-skilled (A) Rs. 5,342.15 per month or Rs. 205.46 per day and semi-skilled (B) Rs. 5,472.15 per month or Rs. 210.46 per day. – PTI