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Over 1 lakh weavers to get life insurance cover

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Feb 28:

The Handloom and Textile department today entered into an agreement with Life Insurance of India (LIC) to provide life insurance to the handloom weavers in the state. The decision will benefit more than one lakh weavers in the state.

While the state government will bear all the cost from Chief Minister’s Special Assistance Fund, said an official of the department.

The family of each handloom weaver will get Rs 30,000 as life insurance coverage in case of natural death and Rs 75,000 will be given for death caused due to accident or any disability caused due to accident, said the official.

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