In order to provide assistance to farmers for dairy farming and its development, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is implementingthe following schemes: (i) Rashtriya Gokul Mission; (ii) National Programme for Dairy Development; (iii) Dairy Infrastructure Development Fund; (iv) Support to State Dairy Cooperative Societies and Farmers Producers Organisations; (v) Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (discontinued from 31st March 2020 onwards) and (vi) Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund. Benefits of these schemes being implemented by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying accrue to more than 8 crore dairy farmers engaged in dairying in the form of enhancement in milk production and productivity, milk procurement, processing and marketing including across to modern technology. Government has also extended Kissan Credit Card (KCC) facility to Animal Husbandry farmers for their working capital requirement wherein farmers either individual or joint borrower, Joint Liability Groups or Self Help Groups including tenant farmers having owned/rented/leased sheds are eligible for getting benefits under the scheme.
Interest subvention provision available under the schemes being implemented by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is as under:
- Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) – under the scheme 3% interest subvention is made available to the beneficiaries availing credit under the scheme.
- One of the components of the scheme Rashtriya Gokul Mission is to promote establishment of breed multiplication farm on hub and spoke model. Under the scheme 50% capital subsidy is available for eligible entrepreneurs (individual/ SHGs/FCO/FPO/JLGs and section 8 companies). Entrepreneurs assisted under establishment of breed multiplication farm are also eligible for interest subvention under Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund.
- Support to State Dairy Cooperative & Farmers Producers Organization (SDCFPO): under the scheme one time support in the form of Interest subvention on working capital loans has been introduced from the financial year 2020-21.
- Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)- This scheme is being implemented with the objective of Creation/ strengthening of Milk Processing, Value addition & chilling facilities. Under the scheme, NABARD raises the fund from market and disburse loan to dairy cooperatives with 2.5% interest subvention through National Dairy Development Board and National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying provides 2.5% interest subvention to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
This information was given by Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.