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JK to extend insurance cover to poultry farms

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and Kashmir administration is all set to extend cover to the poultry farms to encourage investment in the sector, an said Monday.

The decision to this effect was taken here at a high-level meeting chaired by Animal, Sheep and Fisheries department Asghar Hassan Samoon, the said.

The initiative to provide cover to the poultry sector was the long pending demand of poultry entrepreneurs.

"I am hopeful that with cover, poultry entrepreneurs will feel encouraged to expand their business and increase the production of their units," Samoon said.

Stating that disease outbreaks in the poultry farms are very rare, he said is a win-win situation for insurance companies as well as entrepreneurs.

Samoon stressed on the insurance companies to charge minimum premium from the poultry unit holders, which will act as protection against any eventuality.

He also asked them to cover maximum diseases in their quotations.

The principal secretory asked the officers and representatives of insurance companies to fix all modalities of rolling out the scheme formally within a week.

"The aim of the initiative is not only to achieve self-sufficiency in poultry production but make and Kashmir a poultry exporting state," the said.

Samoon directed the poultry development officers to ensure health certificates to the poultry units are issued within three days of applying.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 21:05 IST