Odisha, March 1, Abhijit Saha: The Government of Odisha on Friday had announced life insurance cover for the weavers. With the implementation of this service over one lakh weavers in Odisha would get life insurance cover.
According to the announcement declared by the Government of Odisha the family of each handloom weaver would get life insurance coverage of Rs. 30,000 in case the weaver suffers a natural death and coverage of Rs. 75,000 if the weaver dies in any accident or endure any disability in any mishap.
Sources say that an agreement has been signed between the state handloom and textile department and the Life Insurance of India to provide life insurance to the handloom weavers in Odisha. According to the agreement, the government of Odisha will bear all the expenses.