UP to donate cows, Bihar to insure milch animals

To adopt a cow in UP, the rearers will have to provide an affidavit detailing about the place the animals will be sheltered in. They can also get cowshed and ₹ 900 every month from the govt

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The Uttar Pradesh government has instructed the Lucknow Municipal Corporation to donate about 4,500 cows to the cow rearers.

Lucknow Municipal Commissioner Indramani Tripathi said, "The government has given a target to donate about 4500 cows with each person be given four cows.”

To adopt a cow, the rearers will have to provide an affidavit detailing about the place the animals will be sheltered in. They can also get cowshed and ₹ 900 every month from a government to acquire the fodder.

Meanwhile, The Bihar government is planning to insure the milch animals to help the farmers in their tight financial situation.

The scheme would be implemented in the State through the Bihar Livestock Development Agency.


Bihar's Animal Husbandry Minister Prem Kumar said, "Animal rearers in the State are generally financially weak. This scheme will help them to tide over the financial burden in case the livestock dies."

An official said that under the risk management component of the National Livestock Mission, this insurance scheme would be implemented in all Districts of the State.

The premium will be the three percent of the minimum value of the insured animal. The insurer from the General Category will have to bear 50 per cent insurance premium, while those belonging to the Below Poverty Level (BPL) category will have to pay 30 per cent premium.

Tags would be attached to the ears of the insured animals to identify them. The tag would be fit with a microchip containing all details about the animal.

After 2014, many farmers and dairy workers have been killed allegedly by cow-protectors.


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