ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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People and Shelter

central and the state government. Primary milk producers in Mehsana district of Gujarat are covered by a life insurance scheme in which the milkmen's co-operative plays the key role. In this case, 55 per cent of the premium is borne by the co-operative societies to which the beneficiaries must belong, These schemes can serve as a model for organising the workers in the informal sector through co-operatives with a view to covering them under social security schemes. However, the success of these schemes, the Survey emphasises, is dependent on the institutional and legal support that the respective governments arc able to provide.

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