Panaji: Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services today introduced Community Dairy Farming scheme in order to make the State self sufficient in milk production.
The scheme that proposes to promote Dairy farming as an industry, provides subsidy upto Rs one crore. It intends to create self-employment to the youth.
The scheme also speaks about providing clean and hygienic milk to the consumers.
The scheme encourages Community Dairy farming with minimum 50 milch animals and with latest ultra modern dairy equipments such as milk parlour, milk cooler and feed mixing plant etc. which can be availed by community group of minimum 5 members.
The interested community Groups, desirous in establishing a Dairy Farm, wherein the Group can buy Cross Bred Cows/Improved She Buffaloes/ /Indigenous breed of cows namely Sahiwal, Gir and Red Sindhi.
Milch animals under the Scheme have to be necessarily purchased from Cattle Mela held at Government Livestock Farms or from outside the State and the cost per animal would be restricted to Rs 70,000, expected to yield 2700 liters of milk per lactation.
The animal should be insured for a minimum period of 42 years.