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Odisha Govt. to Provide Insurance Cover to Kendu Leaf Workers

KenduOdisha government had signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC,) to provide insurance cover to lakhs of families engaged in plucking and binding Kendu leaf.

About 7.8 lakh Kendu leaf pluckers and 20,000 binders in 19 Kendu leaf divisions will get insurance cover.

Odisha government will contribute Rs 8 crore for the scheme.

The insurance was launched by covering at least 1,000 beneficiaries from Angul Kendu leaf division.