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    Thumbs up Wool & Woollen Sector - Sheep Insurance Scheme.

    Wool & Woollen Sector

    Sheep Insurance Scheme

    The scheme provides insurance coverage of Rs. 1,200/- per sheep of the age of 1 to 9 years at a premium of Rs. 44/- per year, of which Rs. 19/- and Rs. 25/- are contributed by the Shepherd and the Govt. of India, respectively. CWDB is implementing the scheme through M/s Oriental Insurance Company of India Ltd. Presently; the Scheme covers the State of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh. During 2008-09, 3.44 lakh sheep and 26545 shepherds were insured, and in 2009-10, 9 lakh additional sheep will be insured under Social Security Scheme. Total 2137 no. of Scholarship were paid and 7693 sheep death claims were already settled under Social Security Scheme.

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    Thumbs up Wool & Woollen Sector - Future Plans.

    Wool & Woollen Sector

    Future Plans

    The Government, for the holistic growth and development of Wool Sector, is making serious efforts to:

    Increase yield of speciality wool fibre viz., Pashmina and Angora
    Improve micron of wool by 2μ
    Increase wool yield per animal by 25%
    Reduce annual mortality by 10%
    Widen the uses of the coarse and coloured decanni wool (Southern Region) by product development and diversification.
    Increase the demand for Indian wool in domestic and international market.

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