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Street vendors’ health insurance scheme introduced in Haryana with reimbursement of medical bills up to Rs30,000
Chandigarh: The Haryana government has extended the benefit of national health insurance scheme to street vendors, reports PTI.
Under the scheme, each family will get reimbursement of medical bills up to Rs30,000.
"Now street vendors would also be covered under the scheme. The concerned municipal committee or council would identify such families and prepare a list and their smart cards would be prepared by the Health Department," a government spokesperson said. BPL families were being covered under the scheme. The government has already decided to extend the benefit of the scheme to MNREGA workers, he said.
Nearly 20% adults in Ernakulem district are without bank accounts and banks have started ward-wise campaign to get accounts opened by all those excluded
Kochi: The process of enlisting all adults in Ernakulam district as bank account holders is expected to be completed by this September end, a top bank official has said, reports PTI.
Banks in the district are moving ahead with the process of Meaningful Financial Inclusion, Mayank Mehta, deputy general manager, Union Bank of India, informed the District Level Review Committee (DLRC).
The survey conducted by Kudumbasree Mission reveals there are nearly 20% adults in the district without bank accounts. Now bank branches have started ward-wise campaign to get accounts opened by all those excluded, a bank release said. Those in need of genuine credits would be supported by banks. Banks will also offer the remittance services and micro insurance policies to the people in the District. The process is expected to be completed by September end.
Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Centres (FLCCs), presently functioning in Koovappady and Angamaly blocks, would be established by various banks in the remaining 12 blocks. FLCCs are meant to guide, assist, and support and counsel the common man on all financial issues without any charge, the release said.