NABARD revises norms for Doodh Ganga Project in Himachal

Shimla: Having revised the central governments Venture Capital Fund (VCFS) scheme for dairy, other than the name even the norms have been changed for the new Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Schemes (DEDS), starting from September.

Instead of partial interest free loans, capital subsidy to be provided

AD Ratnoo, Chief General Manager of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) said the in place of a interest free loan upto 50 % under the VCF scheme , the revised DEDS scheme would provide the beneficiary a 25 % back end capital subsidy on the total project cost. For scheduled caste and scheduled tribe beneficiaries it would be 33.33 % capital subsidy.

While the entrepreneur would have to contribute a minimum of only 10 % of the outlay, the remaining portion would be a loan from the bank, he said.

The central government’s VCF scheme now named Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Schemes is being implemented in the state by NABARD, in collaboration with Himachal Pradesh government.

Components that can be financed under the new schemes are establishment of small dairy units that have upto 10 animals, rearing of heifer calves, vermin-compost (with milch animal units), purchase of milking machines, bulk milk cooling units, purchase of dairy processing equipment for manufacture of indigenous milk products, establishment of dairy products, transportation facilities and cold chain, cold storage facilities for milk and milk products, establishment of private veterinary clinics and dairy marketing parlours.

Assistance under the scheme would be purely credit linked and subject to sanction of the project by banks.
The Doodh Ganga Project launched Himachal Pradesh government in the 2009 was supported under the Venture Capital Fund Scheme so far.

The revised “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Schemes (DEDS)” will change the pattern of assistance under Doodh Ganga Project.

The central government has made an overall budget provision of Rs. 32.40 crore for 2010-11 for the scheme said Ratnoo.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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40 Comments

  1. says: Jyotir

    Sir/Madam
    Wanted to know about Doodh Ganga Yojna since I am interested in starting a dairy farm in and around Shimla. And how much investment is required to start with?

  2. says: Nirmal Singh

    The Chetna Milk Producer & Marketing co -op -society Limited Jhiriwal Teh Nalagarh.
    Wanted to know about Doodh Ganga Yojna since I am interested in starting a dairy farm in and around Shimla. And how much investment is required to start with

  3. says: Subhash chand

    dear sir
    I Am Subhash From Distt Sirmour Himachal Pradesh I Want To Start My Dairy Fram With 10Buffalo And 5 Cows For That I Want Money To Start This Si Kindly Help Me Or Saggust To ME For Loan In Himachal Pradesh

  4. says: Karnail Singh

    Dear I want to start a small dairy farm business in Shahpur Himachal Pradesh Distt
    Kangra how I can start this . kindly suggest me each and every thing

  5. says: Rajesh

    I am from sarkaghat dist mandi himachal I m interested in dude ganga project and i m want open dairy farm so procedure and which amount invest….rajesh kumar

  6. says: Bhawani

    This is Bhawani ,from distt. Kangra wanted to know about doodh ganga yojna, as I am interested to start dairy farm business around Nadaun, I have more than 15years experience in food processing unit. How much investment require to start it.

  7. says: MAAN SINGH Negi

    Sir/Madam

    I am Interesting to open dairy farm under doodh Ganga yojena. I will open minimum of ten cow farm in my village near sarkaghat district Mandi. So please advise me. How much I invest for running this project kindly

  8. says: Deepak sharma

    am from suliali Distt kangra himachal I m interested in dude ganga project and i m want open dairy farm so procedure and which amount invest….rajesh kumar

  9. says: Sunny

    I wants to open a dairy but I dnt know the procedure so can u tell me All procedure n formality for this plz otherwise sad me any cotact number where I know all procedure

  10. says: Bachittar Singh

    Awesome! Me also interested in this scheme, please let me know the procedure and whom to contact in Bathu, Talhiwal Distt Una

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