Health insurance for coconut tree climbers
Kochi: The insurance coverage in the Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme for the coconut tree climbers introduced by the Coconut Development Board (CDB) has been increased to Rs 5 lakh. Rs 2.5 lakh will be provided for accidents causing partial disability and Rs 1 lakh for other treatment expenses.
The insurance scheme is implemented in association with Oriental Insurance Company. The KSIS accident insurance is free in the first year for those who successfully complete training for coconut tree climbing or Neera technician training under CDB.
The premium for the first year will be paid by CDB. The insurance can be renewed after one year paying Rs 99. Traditional coconut tree climbers between age 18 and 65 can join the scheme paying Rs 99.
An application along with a demand draft of Rs 99 for Coconut Development Board should be sent to the address Chairman, Coconut Welfare Board Kera Bhavan, SRV Road, Kochi – 682011. There is also facility to pay the fee online.
For more information, visit www.coconutboard.gov.in or contact at Ph: 0484 2377266, 0484 2377255.