The Haryana government will launch on Friday an insurance scheme, ‘Jokhim Prabandhan Aur Pashudhan Bima Yojana’, for the cattle breeders.
Haryana Agriculture Minister O. P. Dhankar on Thursday said under the scheme insurance cover would be provided for cows, bulls, buffaloes and camel at a premium of Rs 100 and for sheep, goats, pigs at Rs 25 for a period of three years.
The insurance companies would give compensation in case of death of animal.
The scheme is free of cost for cattle breeders belonging to the Scheduled Castes.
He also accused the opposition parties of misleading people regarding the ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, saying when the State government introduced the scheme, the opposition was busy making statements regarding insurance companies which everyone knows that they provide every type of insurance cover.
Source : The Hindu