Earlier in 2010, an insurance cover of Rs. 20,000 was provided to the registered ponies against death resulting from any kind of accident, natural or man-made. The Insurance cover for ponies was enhanced to Rs.25,000 in 2011 and further increased to Rs.30,000 from Yatra 2013 onwards.
Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) handed-over compensation to family members of those who killed to during Amarnth Yatra 2017.
Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor, J&K, who is also the Chief Executive Officer handed over cheques valuing Rupees Twenty two lakhs and fifty thousand to 75 ponywallahs for the loss of their horses / ponies in accidental deaths during the yatra.