Thursday, March 6, 2014

Odisha govt. to provide health insurance cover to journalists

Ahead of general election, the Odisha state government on Tuesday announced to provide health insurance cover to journalists of the state.

The Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard which has provision of insurance cover of Rs one lac per annum for a five member journalist family.

Earlier, the working journalists of the state had submitted a 7-point charter of demands including health insurance policy for the journalists.

The Naveen Patnaik government had announced similar health insurance cover for farmers irrespective of their economic status under Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY) scheme.

It is believed that through these schemes, the government is trying to woo voters.


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