Protecting God! ​​Nearly Rs.500 crore worth of insurance cover for Ganpati mandals

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The 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival set to begin from Thursday has seen a insurance sector​ raking in some money​. Insurance officials said about Rs. 480-500 crore worth of cover has been taken by mandals across Maharashtra.
Last year, Ganpati puja organisers had taken Rs. 400-420 crore worth of insurance coverage, which offers protection against damage to idol and pandal due to fire or other incidents, jewellery​ theft​, personal accident ​cover ​for devotees​ apart from insurance against terrorist attacks.​As a precautionary measure, this time use of drones have been banned during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. ​

​Below are some of the famous Ganpati pandals in Maharshtra with their respective coverage amount:

Ganpati Mandals                                                Coverage Amount
GSB Seva Mandal Kings Circle                         Rs. 237 crore
Lalbaugcha Raja, Lalbaug in Mumbai             Rs. 51 crore
Dagdusheth Ganpati temple, Pune                  Rs. 40 lakh for the mandap & decorations

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