Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana compulsory for bull tamers
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Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana compulsory for bull tamers

It has been 2 years since Tamil Nadu stood in solidarity for jallikattu. From then on there is no hindrance for the ancient sport.

Recently the High Court has condemned the caste discrimination that prevails in this age-old game. Amidst all odds this year it is all set to start in Madurai.

The first major jallikattu of the year in Madurai district at Avaniapuram, arrangements are being made in full swing

The district administration has made it compulsory for all bull tamers to insure themselves under PMSBY against fatal or non-fatal injuries that may occur during the event.

This is the first time the PMSBY is made compulsory which provide a risk coverage of ₹2 lakh for accidental deaths and full disability and ₹1 lakh for partial disability.

The bull tamers could insure themselves for a minimum period of one year by paying a premium of just ₹12.

Officials said 596 tamers and 691 bulls had registered for the Avaniapuram jallikattu to be held on Tuesday.

Arrangements are also being made in full swing at Palamedu and Alanganallur, where jallikattu will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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