Livestock Insurance Scheme

Livestock Insurance Scheme

The Govt. of India approved Livestock Insurance Scheme as a pilot project in 100 districts of the country, out of which 5 districts namely Rohtak, Jind, Hisar, Bhiwani and Jhajjar (Murrah belt) from Haryana State have been included. Now 10 more districts have been included under this programme which are Sonepat, Sirsa, Karnal, Faridabad, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Fatehabad, Mewat & Mohindergarh. Milch cows, buffaloes, calves, heifers, stud bulls, bullocks & castrated male buffaloes are covered. The HLDB is the state implementing agency of the scheme. The scheme was implemented with immediate effect and continued during 2006-07 as well. 50% premium is borne by GOI whereas remaining 50% is shared 50:50 by the State Government and the beneficiaries. The other incidental charges like Tagging, Health Certificate, Post Mortem Certificate etc. are also borne by Govt. of India. The Govt. of India also provides Rs. 50/- per animals as incentive for Health Certificate and Rs.100/- per animal for Post Mortem Certificate to Vety. Surgeons