Accident insurance for school students

In a first of its kind initiative, Tamil Nadu government is planning to start an accident insurance scheme for school students.

Tamil Nadu School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan announced on Saturday.

The government came up with the plan after Tamil Nadu witnessed the highest number of accidents near educational institutes like schools in 2016.

As per data there were 5,010 accident cases in 2016 that killed 1,207 people near schools and colleges.

Once the scheme is implemented, Tamil Nadu will become the first state to provide insurance to students.

There are more than 1.4 crore government school students in the state that will get the benefit of the scheme.

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