Want to be a Dairy Entrepreneur?

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DADF), Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi has given administrative approval for implementation of the Central Sector Scheme entitled “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme” during 2015-16

The multiple objectives of the  scheme involves generating self-employment & providing infrastructure for dairy sector, setting up of modern dairy farms & infrastructure for production of clean milk, encouraging heifer calf rearing for conservation & development of good breeding stock, bringing structural changes in the unorganized dairy sector so that initial processing of milk can be taken up at the village level, upgrading traditional technology to handle milk on a commercial scale and providing value addition to milk through processing and production of milk products.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will be the nodal agency for implementation of DEDS scheme in all the states and Union Territories throughout the country. A snapshot on the scheme is as follows.

A snapshot on the scheme:

  • Farmers, Individuals, Entrepreneurs and Groups of Unorganized and Organized sector are eligible. Group of organized sector, includes Self-Help Groups (SHGs) on behalf of their members, Dairy Cooperative Societies   and Milk Unions on behalf of their members, Milk federations, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) etc.
  • An applicant is eligible to avail assistance for all components under the scheme but only once for each component.
  • More than one member of a family could be assisted under the scheme provided they set up separate units with separate infrastructure at different locations.

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