PDE

PROMOTION OF DAIRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP (PDE)

GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PROMOTION OF DAIRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP (PDE)(Government of Odisha Scheme)

Livestock Production has always been an integral part of the rural livelihood systems in Odisha, all through the known history of the state. The predominant farming system in Odisha is the mixed crop-livestock farming system and over 90 percent o fall farms of all categories conform to this farming system. The livestock wealth of Odisha i s impressive in numbers across all species, constituting a natural  resource base with immense livelihood implications, even though their productivity levels are very low. Livestock holding in Odisha is equitable, as over 80 percent of all livestock are owned by the marginal/small holders and the landless.Some80 per cent of all rural households own livestock of one species or the other, or a combination of some of them and cattle being the most popular and therefore the preponderant species.Dairying provides secondary source of income for millions of rural families and has assumed a most important role in providing employment and income generating opportunity. Apart from this it can support the farmers to stand against the adverse effect of natural calamities frequently occurring in our State.As per the Livestock Census 2003, the State had 142.8 lakhs cattle and 14.38lakh buffaloes. The average productivity of Crossbred cows, non-descript cows and buffaloes in our State are 5.117 lt., 0.089 lt. and 2.536 lt. per day respectively and the per-capita availability is 112gm/day, which is far below the national average. In order to increase the productivity of dairy animals, expanding infrastructure for procurement, processing, marketing and quality assurance in milk,Government of Odisha is envisaging implementing a new scheme “PROMOTION OF DAIRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP “from the financial year 2013-14.

OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME

1.To promote setting up modern dairy farms for production of clean milk

2.To up -grade traditional technology to handle milk on commercial scale.

3.To generate self-employment and provide infrastructure mainly for unorganized dairy sector.

ELIGIBILITY

1.Farmers, individual entrepreneurs, groups of unorganized and organizedsector etc. Groups of organized sector include self-help groups etc.

2.An individual will be eligible to avail assistance for only once under the scheme.

3.More than one member of a family can be assisted under the scheme provided they set up separate units with separate infrastructure at different locations.

4.The distance between the boundaries of two such farms should be at least 500m.

5.SUBSIDY-The capital subsidy will be back ended with minimum lock-in period of 3 years.

Sl,no Name of the unit Unit Cost (Rs. /- in Lakh) Pattern of Subsidy Remarks
 1 Establishment of small dairy units with crossbred cows/indigenous descript milch cows/ graded buffaloes up-to 10 animals. 1-5lakh 25% ceiling

of Rs 1.25

lakh

33.33%

ceiling of

Rs 1.67

lakh

Minimum Unit size: 2 animals.Subsidy and unit cost shall be restricted on Prorate basis depending upon the unit size.
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