Maharashtra to launch farmers' insurance scheme named after Munde

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today decided to launch an accident insurance scheme, named after BJP leader late Gopinath Munde, for farmers in the state.

The scheme will be implemented from 2015-16, an official said after the state Cabinet today approved a proposal in this regard. Each farmer will get Rs two lakh annual insurance cover.

The scheme will benefit 1.37 crore farmers in the 10-75 year age group. The government will pay the premium of Rs 27.25 crore for the scheme.

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