New schemes are being implemented by the government to increase the income of farmers and animal herders. Most of the farmers in the country do animal husbandry along with farming. In order for the farmer to benefit from farming as well as animal husbandry and to increase his income, the government has decided to give subsidy to the farmers on the purchase of cows. The state government wants farmers to do animal husbandry along with farming so that their income can increase. Farmers can increase their income by selling the milk of dairy animals. If desired, profit can be earned even by opening a small dairy. Similarly, if you want to earn more profit, then you can open a big dairy and sell milk products like curd, buttermilk, cheese etc. and earn good profit from it. This means that overall, farmers doing animal husbandry can get better profits.
Keeping this in mind, the state government is giving huge subsidy to the farmers on purchasing cows. This subsidy is being given to farmers on the purchase of two cows. But the condition is that the farmer should not already have a cow. Under this scheme, farmers will be given a subsidy of Rs 80,000 on two cows. The objective of the state government is to promote the rearing of desi cows. Farmers can avail subsidy to buy two indigenous cows. This scheme has been made especially keeping in mind the small farmers so that they can benefit from farming as well as animal husbandry, thereby increasing their income.
Which breed of desi cows will get subsidy for purchasing?
Mukhyamantree Swadshi Gausvardhan Yojana has been started by the state government under the Nandaba Milk Mission. Mandate has been issued for this. According to the mandate, if farmers buy Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Gir or hybrid breed of cows from other states, they will be given subsidy on the amount spent on transportation, transit insurance and other items including animal insurance. This subsidy will be given to cattle farmers for a maximum of two cows, which will be up to a maximum of Rs 80,000.
Who will get priority under the scheme?
The total amount spent by the department on all items on the purchase of two indigenous breed cows has been considered to be Rs 2 lakh, on which 40 percent i.e. a maximum of Rs 80,000 is being given as subsidy. Under this scheme, 50 percent women milk producers and cattle herders will be given priority.
What are the conditions of the scheme?
To avail the benefit of subsidy under this scheme, the beneficiary farmers and livestock farmers will have to fulfill certain conditions. The first condition is that the beneficiary should have sufficient space for cow rearing. Apart from this, the beneficiary should not already have more than two indigenous improved breed cows. Cow farmers will be required to purchase improved breed of indigenous cows from other states. For this, permission letter will be issued from the Chief Development Officer. Only after that you will be able to purchase indigenous breed of cow from another state.
There is a special scheme for dairy farmers also, they will get an incentive amount of Rs 15 thousand.
Apart from purchasing cows from other states, dairy farmers will also be given incentives for rearing indigenous cows. For this, under the Chief Minister Progressive Animal Husbandry Promotion Scheme in the state, this incentive amount will be given to dairy farmers on indigenous breeds like Sahiwal, Gir, Gangatiri and Tharparkar cows. This incentive amount of Rs 10 to 15 thousand will be given to the cattle farmers depending on the quantity of milk.
Incentive amount will be given on how much milk production?
Under the Mukhyamantri Progressive Animal Husbandry Promotion Yojana UP (Mukhyamantree Progressive Animal Husbandry Promotion Yojana, UP), dairy farmers are encouraged to rear indigenous breed of Sahiwal, Gir, Gangatiri, Tharparkar, Haryana cows. The incentive amount received under this has been divided into two parts. In the first part, an incentive amount of Rs 10,000 will be given if Sahiwal, Gir and Tharparkar cows give 8 to 12 liters of milk per day. An incentive amount of Rs 15,000 will be given to the cattle rearer for producing more than 12 liters of milk. Whereas if a Haryana cow gives 6 to 10 liters of milk per day, an incentive amount of Rs 10,000 will be given and if it gives more milk than this, an incentive amount of Rs 15,000 will be given. Similarly, if a cow of Gangathiri breed gives 6 to 8 liters of milk per day, Rs 10,000 will be given as incentive and if it gives more than 8 liters of milk, Rs 15,000 will be given as incentive.
Where to contact to avail the benefits of the scheme
To avail the benefits of this scheme of UP government and for more information about it, farmers can contact the nearest agriculture department or animal husbandry department of their district.