Insurance for yaks brings cheers to farmers of the highlands
The Morning Standard|July 10, 2021
BOVINE BOOST
PRASANTA MAZUMDAR

YAK farmers in the remote Himalayas can now afford a smile, thanks to the National Insurance Company Ltd (NICL). These highlanders living in the harshest of climatic conditions used to incur regular losses due to deaths of the animal. For the first time, the NICL has decided to insure the Himalayan cattle.

India has around 58,000 yaks, found on the heights of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. This bovine species is susceptible to inclement weather due to climate change, diseases, attacks by wild animals, etc.

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