Chandranna Bima, the insurance scheme to be launched by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Tirupati on Sunday, is expected to benefit two crore persons in the State in the age group of 17-70 years, especially the unorganised workers and small traders.
Half of the State’s population, i.e. 2.5 crore people, are in the unorganised sector, eking out a livelihood as farm labourers, daily wage earners, hamalis, rickshaw-pullers, domestic helps, contract employees in public sector undertakings, building workers, craftsmen, transport workers like drivers and cleaners, workers employed under MGNREGA etc. Needless to say, they are either totally uninsured or grossly under-insured. ‘Chandranna Bima’ is expected to fill this gap.
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