The initiative to provide insurance cover to the poultry sector was the long pending demand of poultry entrepreneurs.
"I am hopeful that with insurance 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 insurance cover 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.
Samoon directed the poultry development officers to ensure health certificates to the poultry units are issued within three days of applying.
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