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Ministry Of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme

Coconut Harvester
Coconut Tree Climber
Neera Technician
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Frequently Asked Questions
The ‘Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme’ is a comprehensive Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme, implemented by the Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India in association with Public Insurance companies for Coconut Tree Climbers/Neera Technicians/Coconut Harvesters.
The annual premium is ₹375/- and is shared between the Board and the beneficiary in the ratio of 75:25. For the trainees' ongoing skill development training of the Board viz. Friends of Coconut Tree (FoCT)/Neera Technician Training Programme, the first-year premium is fully borne by the Board from the date of commencement of training. The period of insurance is one year and needs to be renewed every year by paying ₹94/- as the contribution from the beneficiary. The scheme is implemented in all coconut-growing States.
  1. The aim is to attract unemployed youth to show more interest in the agriculture sector.
  2. To overcome the shortage of coconut tree climbers, the Board launched a skill development program called 'Friends of Coconut Tree (FoCT).
  3. Interested youths were imparted training on coconut tree climbing with a machine specially developed for the purpose as well as on scientific management of the palm, plant protection techniques, and other related activities.
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