10 Lakh Haryana’s Cattle will be Insured Under under the ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Samuhik Pashudhan Bima Yojana’

Chandigarh, June 13 – In Haryana, 10 lakh cattle will be insured in this financial year through the National Live Stock Mission under the ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Samuhik Pashudhan Bima Yojana’, after which Haryana will become the state giving health and life protection to highest livestock population in the country. The scheme is getting popular among cattle rearer which is obvious from the fact that one-lakh cattle have so far been insured since April 2019.
In the center, the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and in Haryana, the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal have adopted a strategy to increase the income of the farmers and cattle rearer in agriculture and other associated activities by making their livestock risk-free.  Under the ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Samuhik Pashudhan Bima Yojana’, cent percent premium of those belonging to Scheduled Castes is being paid by the government whereas other beneficiaries are given one year insurance at Rs. 100 per cattle for big animals such as cows and buffaloes, and Rs 25 per cattle for small animals such as sheep, goats and pigs. Under this scheme to make the cattle rearing risk-free, a target has been set to insure 10 lakh cattle in the entire state from April 2019, of which one lakh cattle have been insured till date.
In the event of accidental death of cattle, death due to disease, death due to electric shock, death caused by venomous creatures, death due to flood or fire, compensation up to Rs 86,000 will be paid to the cattle rearer. Through this scheme, those belonging to Scheduled Castes will be given free insurance of five cattle whereas other will be given insurance for up to five cattle at the rate of Rs. 100 per cattle.