Lumpy skin disease: Rajasthan preparing to resume the closed livestock insurance scheme from 2018

In Rajasthan suffering the most due to lumpy skin disease Livestock Insurance Scheme is closed. Now at the time of crisis, people are questioning the government about this. Animal Husbandry Minister Lal Chand Kataria has clarified the position on the livestock insurance scheme. He said in the assembly that the process of restarting this scheme, which was closed during the tenure of the previous government, would be completed within a month. The previous government had stopped this scheme from September 2018.

Kataria said, “We made every effort to start this scheme, but no company was ready to insure the animals on the premium amount approved by the central government. The premium amount was increased in the year 2021-22 after requesting the central government to increase the premium amount several times. After this two companies have shown interest in doing animal insurance. With whom MOU has been signed. The process of insuring the animal will be completed in the next one month.

Grant of 2 thousand crores given to Gaushalas

Kataria said that the state government had announced to insure six lakh animals by spending Rs 150 crore, the process of which would also be completed soon. Kataria said that the state government has always been sensitive about cows. As soon as the government was formed, the Chief Minister increased the grant of gaushalas from six months to nine months. The present state government has given grants of more than 2 thousand crores to gaushalas in the last four years, which is four times more than Rs 499 crores given in five years during the tenure of the previous government.

300 livestock assistants will be recruited

Kataria informed that 300 Livestock Assistants will be recruited district-wise on necessary temporary basis (UTB) in 17 districts most affected by the Animal Husbandry Department due to the lumpy skin disease spreading among the cattle of the state. These include Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Barmer, Pali, Bikaner, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Jalore, Jodhpur, Sirohi, Jhalawar, Churu, Sawai Madhopur, Kota, Ajmer, Dholpur and Baran districts.

So many livestock assistants have been appointed

The recruitment process in these 17 districts will be done by a committee constituted under the chairmanship of the District Collector. For this, applications will be invited by issuing a release at the district level. Interested eligible candidates can give their application in the prescribed form to the concerned District Collector office on 30 September from 11 am to 5 pm. Appointment orders will be issued after determining the priority list at the level of the district collector. In the 18 districts most affected by Lumpi, 730 livestock assistants have been given regular appointments.

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