I. DAIRY FARMING IN INDIA
Centrally Sponsored Scheme
DAIRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (DEDS)
By GOI, MOA, DAHD. New Delhi.
F.No.1-1/2009-DP dated 8th. May, 2014.
Budget provision Rs. 229.99 crores for the Year 2014-15
Govt. of India has announced continuation of a scheme named as “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme” (DEDS). The scheme has come in to operation with effect from 1 September 2010. The planning commission GOI has approved the continuation of DEDS with an outlay of Rs.1400.00 crores during, 12th. Five Year plan. Budget provision for the scheme during the year 2014-15 is Rs.229.99 crores (Rs.135.99 crores for Gen. Comp., Rs.44.00 crores for SC comp. & Rs.50.00 crores for NER plan) has been approved as per letter No.1-1/2009-DP, GOI, MOA, DAHD, New Delhi dated 8th. May, 2014. The department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DAHD&F), Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, is the focal department for operating the scheme. The sanction & release of subsidy will be managed by NABARD & is subject to availability of funds & adherence of the instructions issued by DAHD&F, GoI and NABARD from time to time.
Objectives of the scheme
- To promote setting up of modern dairy farms for production of clean milk
- To encourage heifer calf rearing thereby conserve good breeding stock
- To bring structural changes in the unorganized sector so that initial processing of milk can be taken up at the village level itself.
- To bring about up gradation of quality and traditional technology to handle milk on a commercial scale
- To generate self employment and provide infrastructure mainly for unorganized sector.