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MLA launches novel plan to help people

September 12, 2006 10:20 IST

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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam legislator from the Park Town constituency in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Srinivasan, has came out with a novel plan to help the people in his constituency.

Srinivasan will provide those below the poverty line with insurance cover.

According to Srinivasan, he was very much concerned with the increasing number of deaths due to accidents in his constituency.

He said under the new scheme, to begin with, 100 people who are below the poverty line would be insured for an amount of Rs 1 lakh in case of accidental deaths.

''Park Town is one of the most congested areas in the city, and a lot of accidents occur here. In many cases, the family members of the victims find it difficult even to meet the funeral expenses. Though the government helps the victims by providing a solatium in many cases, the family members find it difficult to avail the amount."

Initially, Srinivasan plans to cover 1,000 members, including disabled people, auto drivers, rickshaw pullers and labourers.

"This insurance scheme is a joint venture programme assisted by the Indian Bank and the United India Insurance Company,'' he said.

He said he would create awareness among the people about the need of taking an insurance.


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Sub: MLA BUYS INSURANCE FOR THE POOR

I admire Shri Srinivasan who has taken the right initiative to provide succour to the un-organised sector and especially people below the poverty line.Thisinitiative should ...


Posted by M.Sundararaman





Sub: Fine initiative !

"Srinivasan will provide those below the poverty line with insurance cover".


Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho





Sub: good but a lot had to be done

MLA is trying a good concept, to reduce the poverty by hitting it in another way. but it will be better to hit it directly. ...


Posted by prasidha





Sub: Money has no value before death

Hello Sir We are very greatful if you could take immediate steps to prevent accidents rather than giving money for the funerals. Money has no ...


Posted by Ayyappan





Sub: Ridiculous!

Instead of coming out with these "novel" ideas, the MLA can get to see the condition of the roads are improved so that accidents can ...


Posted by Ujval




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