2017-07-25

Livestock Insurance Scheme: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Livestock Insurance Scheme

(a) Whether the Government has launched Livestock Insurance Scheme in the entire country;
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the salient features of the scheme;
(c) Whether it is true that for the first time all the districts in the country and all the animals have been covered under Livestock Insurance Scheme;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and 

(e) the total number of animals which were included under the scheme animal and State-wise? 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1495                  ANSWERED ON: 25.07.2017

Livestock Insurance Scheme

GOPALAKRISHNAN CHINNARAJ

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether the Government has launched Livestock Insurance Scheme in the entire country;
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the salient features of the scheme;
(c) Whether it is true that for the first time all the districts in the country and all the animals have been covered under Livestock Insurance Scheme;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and 
(e) the total number of animals which were included under the scheme animal and State-wise? 

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
(SHRI SUDARSHAN BHAGAT)

(a) Yes, Madam. National Livestock Mission (NLM) has been implementing Risk Management and Insurance component under Sub-mission of Livestock Development from the year 2014-15 in conjunction with State Governments.

(b)to(e) The ‘Risk Management & Insurance’ as component of sub-mission on livestock development of NLM is implemented in all the Districts of the Country. The indigenous / crossbred milch animals, pack animals (Horses, Donkey, Mules, Camels, Ponies and Cattle/Buffalo Male) and Other livestock (Goat, Sheep, Pig, Rabbit, Yak and Mithun) are under the purview of the ‘Risk Management & Insurance’. Benefit of subsidy is restricted to 5 animals per beneficiary per household for all animals except sheep, goat, pig and rabbit. In case of sheep, goat, pig and rabbit, the benefit of subsidy is restricted based on ‘Cattle Unit’ and one cattle unit is equal to 10 animals i.e for sheep, goat, pig and rabbit. The animals indicated above are covered for all the States / UTs.

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Source: Loksabha

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