AP Cattle Health Card Scheme 2021 for Animals | YSR Pasu Nasta Parihara Padakam – Livestock Loss Compensation Scheme

From the days of yore, traditional farming practices have revered cattle for the multifarious benefits they offer. From milk to offering strength for ploughing, cattle have proved their worth, time and again. 

In order to care better for cattle health, the Andhra Pradesh government is launching the Andhra Pradesh Cattle health card scheme 2021. The YSR, through the implementation of this scheme, will offer Andhra Pradesh health cards to all eligible beneficiaries. Families that have been identified in the state through the Livestock census would be able to benefit from the scheme and can apply for the Cattle health card. 

To run the scheme perfectly well, the state government has allocated ₹50 crores. 

The scheme would be implemented with the help of village volunteers who are available at Rythu Bharosa Kendras, present all across the state. 

What the scheme covers?

The scheme offers all cattle health-related services such as deworming, breeding, Brucellosis vaccination, foot and mouth disease control, Entertoxemia disease (ETD) control, and even sheep packs would be covered under the scheme. 

The vaccination and deworming program will be conducted twice each year across the state. In this scheme, the state government will also compensate for the loss of cattle under the YSR livestock losses compensation scheme. 

The Andhra Pradesh government will distribute Animal health cards to livestock owners so as to maintain the record of livestock and extend services to farmers. The Animal card will be useful to get compensation from the state government. People can even check the Andhra Pradesh health card scheme application process to find out more about the benefits. 

Compensation in Livestock loss Compensation scheme (LLCS)

The Andhra Pradesh government will provide the following compensation: 

  • ₹30,000 for loss of country-bred (best quality) bovine. 
  • ₹15,000 for the loss of country-bred (common variety) cattle. 
  • An amount of ₹6,000 will be extended up to ₹1,20,000 for 20 animals of each owner for the l0ss of sheep and goat. 

In order to offer compensation to the livestock owners, the state government will earmark ₹50 crores. 

Guidelines – AP health card scheme

Once the farmer gets health cards under the Andhra Pradesh health card scheme, they would ideally have to mention the following details: 

  • Breed 
  • If the animal has any medical history or if it suffers from any ailments
  • If female cattle are artificially impregnated
  • If the owners of the cattle wish to buy new animals
  • If the owners wish to sell their own animals

Every time the animal is treated, the veterinary doctor would mention specific treatment given so as to ensure that the next time it is brought to the hospital and the doctor in question knows the history and the complications this specific bovine has suffered earlier. 

What information will be mentioned on the AP animal health cards?

  • Details of the name of the farmer/livestock owner
  • Aadhaar card number
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Details of the cows, buffaloes, sheep and goat which are owned by the farmers. 

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.