1. Animal Husbandry

Dairy Farmers May Soon Get 50% Subsidy for Milk Processing Machine

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

At present, dairy farming or milk production business is very profitable for the farmers. And there are many farmers in the country who are actually earning a good income through dairy farming and dairy business. The Central as well as State governments are trying their best to support dairy farmers with different schemes and initiatives.  

One such initiative was doodh ki chakki or a milk processing van.  The Haryana Animal Husbandry Department came up with the unique idea of starting Dudh ki Chakki that contains machines to convert farmers’ milk into 8 different products - ghee, butter, curd, ice-cream, kulfi, cheese, khoya & lassi. 

Sanjeev Balyan, Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry had launched the ‘Dudh ki Chakki’ last year from Laja Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences. The milk processing van moves from village to village to help the farmers. In this way, a farmer can easily approach the van with his milk and get whatever products he wants at a reasonable price. 

This van is spreading awareness amongst dairy farmers in the villages of Mahendragarh district so that they can bring the product made from milk to the market. During Pashu mela in Karnal, the University had set up a stall, wherein Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar came and tasted milk products made from this machine. After this, CM Khattar and Minister JP Dalal inquired about the machine. But the problem that came was that dairy farmers cannot invest such huge amount for this machine. If the government provides subsidy or some financial grant, only then it can benefit the livestock owners/cattle owners.

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Subsidy on this machine

Luvas has suggested that if at least 50 percent subsidy is given to the cattle owners/dairy farmers then they can easily buy this machine.

Cost of this machine

It costs about Rs. 5 lakh to install a milk processing machine. As the Animal Husbandry department cannot easily bear this expense alone, so Luvas has proposed a subsidy on milk processing machine (doodh ki chakki) from the government. If this proposal is approved, then it will be very beneficial for the farmers as they will get marketing support for their milk products. And this automatically will double their income.

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