In the Monsoon session of Maharashtra Assembly, The Maharashtra government has announced restriction free Dahi Handi festival and has also announced to provide insurance of Rs. 10 lakhs to participant of the govinda.
On this decision opposition said, ‘’We welcome this move but the Government seem unprepared as authorities like Medical Department, District Collector and Tehsildars are yet to receive any GR or notification on this order.’’
The festival is on 19th August, Friday and Maharashtra Government took a decision of making it restriction free and insurance before a day.
The procedure of the Insurance is quite long, it’s Impossible to implement the decision in just before a day of the dahi handi festival.
Opposition said further, “The health department has to collect all names of Govinda pathaks and their members who will participate to register for the insurance, how is the government going to implement it within 2 days?”
On this Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadanavis said, ‘’I would like to inform that the decision taken by CM is for a group insurance and not a personal insurance. But unfortunately, if any govinda dies his family will get Rs. 10 lakhs and if any govinda got serious injury he will get 5 lakh Rs. Of insurance.’’