1. Dairy entrepreneurship Development Scheme DEDS

A centrally sponsored scheme implemented through NABARD with an objective to promote setting up of modern dairy farms for production of clean milk, encourage heifer calf rearing, bring structural changes in the unorganized sector and generate self employment.

Eligible beneficiaries

Farmer , individual entrepreneur and group of unorganized and organized sector

Funding pattern 

Entrepreneur contribution ( margin) – 10 % of the outlay ( minimum)  Back ended capital subsidy –25% for general and 33% for SC/ST.  Effective Bank Loan – Balance portion, Minimum of 40% of the outlay Repayment

For Rearing of heifer calves – Rs 9 lakh for 20 calf unit with an upper limit of 20 calves

For purchasing milking machines/milkotesters/bulk milk cooling units (upto 5000 lit capacity) – Rs 20 lakh

For purchasing of dairy processing equipment for manufacture of indigenous milk products – Rs 13.20 lakh


“Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been launched in Dec. 2014 with an outlay of Rs 2025 crore for development and conservation of indigenous breeds through selective breeding especially for genetic upgradation of 11.3 crore low milk yield non descript bovine population. Project period is from 2014-15 to 2019-20.

objectives of this scheme?

To promote indigenous cattle rearing and conservation in a scientific and holistic manner.  To enhance productivity of indigenous breeds and increase economic returns from animal products in· a sustainable manner.  To propagate high genetic merit bulls of indigenous breeds.·  To enhance breeding coverage through strengthening breeding network·

components of the scheme

  • Enhancement of Production and Productivity
  • Conservation of Indigenous Breeds
  • Extension of AI Coverage
  • Breed Improvement by Modern Technology
  • Awareness Program

Establishment of 20 Gokul grams have been sanctioned for 13 states under the scheme with an outlay of Rs 197; crores. Rs. 68.71 crore has been released to states for establishment of Gokul Grams.