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.government subsidy for dairy farming

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.

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

 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.

2. Rashtriya Gokul Mission

“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 Rs. 11.3 crore low milk yield non-descript bovine population. Project period is from 2014-15 to 2019-20.

Objectives :

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.

3.Administrative approval for implementation of Central Sector Schem “National Programme for Dairy Development”

to create and strengthen infrastructure for production of quality milk including cold chain infrastructure linking the farmer to the consumer;

  • to create and strengthen infrastructure for procurement, processing and marketing of milk;
  •  create training infrastructure for training of dairy farmers;
  • strengthen dairy cooperative societieslProducers Companies at village level;

NPDD Funding Pattern :

NPDD will be implemented on 100 % grant-in-aid basis for all components, except for the following activities:

  • installation of bulk milk coolers;
  • milk processing plants;and  powder plants; and,
  • rehabilitation Milk Unions/ federations


Central assistance ceilings under NPDD component will be as under:

  • Central assistance for the project shall be restricted to Rs 15.00 crores per District.
  • For milk powder plant, central grant per district shall be limited to Rs.5 crores per district.

Assistance for manpower and skill development shall be provided for setting up and/or upgrading a Training Centre for skill development in the areas listed at “]” – Annexure B. The total assistance under this component shall not be more than RS.75 lakh or 5% of the total project cost, whichever is lower.

  • Assistance for Information and Communication Technology networking shall be subject to a maximum ceiling of 10% of the project cost.
  • Rehabilitation assistance as central grant shall be restricted to a ceiling of Rs.5 Crores. government subsidy for dairy farming