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Health insurance cover to BPL workers

By Correspondent

TINSUKIA, Aug 20 � With a view to providing health insurance cover to below poverty line (BPL) workers in the unorganised sector and their families, the Central government has announced a scheme called Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana.

The scheme will to be provided to BPL workers up to a unit of five, ie, the head of the family, spouse and three dependants. Then they would be able to avail the above scheme.

A sum of Rs 30,000 will be insured per BPL family covering many diseases and ailments. The BPL households will be provided smart cards by which they can avail the facilities by producing it before the medical authorities in the hospitals/clinics/health centres. The beneficiary will have to pay Rs 30 per annum as registration/renewal fee.

The enrolment of the beneficiaries will be undertaken by the insurance company selected by the State government and approved by the Central government. As this insurance scheme will cover only the BPL families, it is expected that only those families will be beneficiaries of the scheme. However, to avoid any discrepancies in the BPL list, the Tinsukia district administration has devised a system for the genuine holders.

Pension distributed: A total of 200 people belonging to the BPL section under the scheme of old age pension received cheques of an amount of Rs 2,800 each and 115 beneficiaries were paid cheques from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000 each under the Kalpataru scheme of the State Government in the Mukum urban area on the premises of Bonomali Saikia Bhawan by Arjina Chetia, chairperson, Makum town committee on Thursday. The meeting held on the occasion was also attended by Ankur Bharali, circle officer (revenue), Tinsukia who appealed to the beneficiaries to utilise the money for good causes.

Meeting held: The meeting of the local committee of the Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve was held at the Makum Forest Guard School on Thursday under the chairmanship of Jadab Mohan Kouli, conservator of forests, Jorhat. Aniruddha Dey, DFO, Wild-life, Tinsukia, member secretary of the committee, detailed the implementation of the projects undertaken last year with a total amount of Rs 94.05 lakh that included purchase of ambulance, study tour, training for livelihood, materials distributed for livelihood, medical and veterinary camps and other infrastructure improvement at the national park.

The meeting was attended by DFOs of Doomdooma, TTS plant Makum, circle officer (revenue) Chabua, SDO (civil), Tinsukia, NGOs, Gaonburhas of fringe areas, etc.

Foundation stone of Sadiya Bhavan: Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power and Industry, Government of Assam, laid the foundation stone of the Sadiya Bhawan at Gelapukhuri near the under-construction bypass of the NH-37 here on Saturday. The proposed Assam type building will be built with a fund of Rs 10 lakh provided from the Chief Minister�s special fund on a plot of land measuring two bighas.

The building will be used as hostel for needy students, both boys and girls of Sadiya and guest house for poor people coming to Tinsukia for medical treatment, etc. The project was the result of the efforts put in jointly by the Sadiya Yuba Chatra Sanmilan and Shatphool, a socio-cultural organisation of Sadiya.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister extended thanks to the organisations for putting in efforts for such facilities meant for students as well as poor people of remote area like Sadiya who face problems on their visits to Tinsukia for studies and medical purposes. He assured necessary help in the completion of the project.

The function was also attended and addressed by the MLA of Sadiya constituency, Bolin Chetia. Besides, Sukhen Bora, chairman, Tinsukia Zila Parishad and the office bearers including general secretary of Shatphool, Surendra Gogoi and Prasanta Gogoi, president of Sadiya Yuba Chatra Parishad, Bhulen Baruah and Arunjyoti Chutia, president and general secretary, All Assam Moran Students� Union.

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Health insurance cover to BPL workers

TINSUKIA, Aug 20 � With a view to providing health insurance cover to below poverty line (BPL) workers in the unorganised sector and their families, the Central government has announced a scheme called Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana.

The scheme will to be provided to BPL workers up to a unit of five, ie, the head of the family, spouse and three dependants. Then they would be able to avail the above scheme.

A sum of Rs 30,000 will be insured per BPL family covering many diseases and ailments. The BPL households will be provided smart cards by which they can avail the facilities by producing it before the medical authorities in the hospitals/clinics/health centres. The beneficiary will have to pay Rs 30 per annum as registration/renewal fee.

The enrolment of the beneficiaries will be undertaken by the insurance company selected by the State government and approved by the Central government. As this insurance scheme will cover only the BPL families, it is expected that only those families will be beneficiaries of the scheme. However, to avoid any discrepancies in the BPL list, the Tinsukia district administration has devised a system for the genuine holders.

Pension distributed: A total of 200 people belonging to the BPL section under the scheme of old age pension received cheques of an amount of Rs 2,800 each and 115 beneficiaries were paid cheques from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000 each under the Kalpataru scheme of the State Government in the Mukum urban area on the premises of Bonomali Saikia Bhawan by Arjina Chetia, chairperson, Makum town committee on Thursday. The meeting held on the occasion was also attended by Ankur Bharali, circle officer (revenue), Tinsukia who appealed to the beneficiaries to utilise the money for good causes.

Meeting held: The meeting of the local committee of the Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve was held at the Makum Forest Guard School on Thursday under the chairmanship of Jadab Mohan Kouli, conservator of forests, Jorhat. Aniruddha Dey, DFO, Wild-life, Tinsukia, member secretary of the committee, detailed the implementation of the projects undertaken last year with a total amount of Rs 94.05 lakh that included purchase of ambulance, study tour, training for livelihood, materials distributed for livelihood, medical and veterinary camps and other infrastructure improvement at the national park.

The meeting was attended by DFOs of Doomdooma, TTS plant Makum, circle officer (revenue) Chabua, SDO (civil), Tinsukia, NGOs, Gaonburhas of fringe areas, etc.

Foundation stone of Sadiya Bhavan: Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power and Industry, Government of Assam, laid the foundation stone of the Sadiya Bhawan at Gelapukhuri near the under-construction bypass of the NH-37 here on Saturday. The proposed Assam type building will be built with a fund of Rs 10 lakh provided from the Chief Minister�s special fund on a plot of land measuring two bighas.

The building will be used as hostel for needy students, both boys and girls of Sadiya and guest house for poor people coming to Tinsukia for medical treatment, etc. The project was the result of the efforts put in jointly by the Sadiya Yuba Chatra Sanmilan and Shatphool, a socio-cultural organisation of Sadiya.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister extended thanks to the organisations for putting in efforts for such facilities meant for students as well as poor people of remote area like Sadiya who face problems on their visits to Tinsukia for studies and medical purposes. He assured necessary help in the completion of the project.

The function was also attended and addressed by the MLA of Sadiya constituency, Bolin Chetia. Besides, Sukhen Bora, chairman, Tinsukia Zila Parishad and the office bearers including general secretary of Shatphool, Surendra Gogoi and Prasanta Gogoi, president of Sadiya Yuba Chatra Parishad, Bhulen Baruah and Arunjyoti Chutia, president and general secretary, All Assam Moran Students� Union.

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