Fishing in open sea is one of the most hazardous occupations. Many fishermen lose their life every year in the middle of the sea with the result of which the whole family of deceased fishermen suffers loss of bread winner of the family and is trapped into vicious circle of poverty. To protect the fishermen families the Government has formulated the Fishermen Group Accident Insurance Scheme.
There are other farming welfare related schemes :
1. Should be a member of fishermen / women co-operative society (Marine/Inland).
2. Age between 18 to 65 years.
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Under this scheme, the State and Central Government will equally pay the annual Insurance premium of Rs.14/- per beneficiary fisherman. No premium is collected from the fishermen. Under this scheme, the fishermen will be given Rs.50,000/- in case of death/permanent disablement and Rs.25,000/- for partial disablement.
To apply for membership and insurance with the National Federation of Fishers Cooperatives Ltd. under Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, please visit the official website .
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