Mysuru, Aug 24: All the 14 elephants participating in the famous Mysuru Dasara festivities and 28 care takers have been covered under insurance for Rs 68 lakh by the District administration. While the elephants have been insured for Rs 40 lakh, 14 Mahouts and 14 Kavadis are covered for Rs One lakh each, with New India Insurance Company.
The district administration has paid a premium of Rs 44,840 for the elephants and Rs 720 for the Mahots. The period of insurance coverage is from August 22 to October 15, till the elephants reach the forest after taking part in Jamboo Savari, which marks culmination of Dasara festivities on October 8. According to the agreement, the claims must be settled within three days, in case of any untoward incidents reported. UNI