The Government of India introduced a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Livestock Insurance on a pilot basis for promotion of the livestock sector during 2005-06 & 2006-07 at Jorhat & Barpeta district in Assam along with the 100 selected districts of the country. The full fledged extended scheme on Livestock Insurance, which was approved on 20.11.2008 for remaining period of Eleventh Five Year Plan, by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India,has been implemented at Kamrup, Nagaon, Barpeta, Jorhat, Morigaon & Sonitpur districts in Assam among the 300 selected districts of the country. This scheme is important to provide more effective measures for disease control and improvement of genetic quality of animals and to build a mechanism of assured protection to the farmers and cattle rearers against eventual loss of such animals.
The livestock insurance scheme is approved within 15 days of submission of the application. This is the last year for the Scheme to be operational, it will be obsolete from the next year.
The farmer should contact the nearest veterinary officer to avial the insurance
Nearest Veterinary Officer, District Veterinary