The State has a vast potential of self-employment generation in Animal Husbandry & Dairying sector. Establishment of dairy units of 3,5,10 milch animals can generate substantial employment (direct or indirect). For setting up such units loan is provided by the banks & subsidy by Government. Normally, one person gets full time employment by keeping 2-3 milch animals. Similarly, for unit of 5 to 10 milch animals other members of the family also get employment.

For providing self employment opportunities and raising the socio economic status of the beneficiaries mini dairy units of 3/5/10 milch animals were being setup . Similarly to give a boost to indigenous cattle rearing, dairy unit of 3/5 milch animals of indigenous cattle i.e Hariana, Sahiwal were included under this scheme from 2015-16 and from this financial year i.e. 2017-18 Belahi Breed is being included for which the quantum of subsidy is 50%.

Now in the interest of making dairy units economically viable and more competitive, provision has been made to setup a Hi-tech dairy unit of 50 milch animals. To begin with a target to setup 25 hi-tech dairy units of 50 milch animals is kept for the current financial year 2017-18.

The beneficiaries of large size dairy unit of 50 milch animals will be given subsidy in the form of interest subvention on loan (of loan amount not more than 75% of the unit cost ) raised by them for the establishment of a hi-tech large dairy unit of 50 animals. However, provision to clear the liability of the units of 3/5/10 dairy units setup in the year 2016-17 has also been made in the scheme.

Haryana holds a significant place in the field of milk production in the country. The State is proud to be the home-tract of one of the best buffalo breeds of the world i.e. 'Murrah'. Buffalo has also been recognized to be the animal of the 21st Century and thus, systematic improvement of buffaloes for milk production of the country is a foregone conclusion. Most of the States procure breeding stock from Haryana for up gradation of their low producing buffaloes.

A target to setup 1000 mini dairy units of 3/5/10 milch animals including indigenous cattle of Hariana, Sahiwal and Belahi breeds is proposed for the year 2017-18. It is a non-staff scheme & will be implemented with the help of the existing staff. A provision of Rs.10,00,00,000 is provided in the scheme.

It is proposed to establish 1000 dairy units of 3, 5 & 10 milch animals and 25 Hi-tech dairy units of 50 milch animals during 2017-18. So far as the expected impact is concerned, it will encourage the beneficiaries to setup dairy units of quality milk yielding animals which will boost up milk production on one hand and generate more & more employment opportunities in the dairy sector on the other. The self employment will provided to 1025 beneficiaries during the year.

Chander Mohan

Krishi Jagran/New Delhi


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