Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS)

The National Bank for Agriculture and rural development (NABARD) will be the nodal agency for Implementation of Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) Scheme in all the states and the states and Uts throughout the country.

Objectives of the scheme

  • To promote setting up of modern dairy farms for production of clean milk
  • To encourage heifer calf rearing, thereby conserving good breeding stock
  • To bring structural changes in the unorganised sector so that initial processing of milk can be taken up at the village level itself
  • To upgrade the quality and traditional technology to handle milk on a commercial scale
  • To generate self-employment and provide infrastructure mainly for unorganised sector

Who can benefit from this scheme?

  • Farmers,
  • individual entrepreneurs
  • groups of organised and unorganised sectors

Pattern of Assistance

Component Project cost Animals Category Rate of subsidy % Rs/per Animal Maximum Amount (Rs in lakh)
Max Min
Crossbred  cows 7 lakh 10 2 General

25%

17500/-

1.75.00

SC/ST

33.33%

23300/-

2.33.00

Calves-Crossbred Buffaloes 9.70 lakh 20 2 General

25%

12100/-

2.42.00

SC/ST

33.33%

16200/-

3.24.00

Other Component Pattern Assistance

Component Project cost Category Rate of subsidy % Maximum Amount

 (Rs in lakh)

 
 
Purchase of milking machines

(Up to 5000 lit Capacity)

20

lakh

General

25%

5.00

 
SC/ST

33.33%

6.67

 
Purchase of Dairy processing equipment for manufacture of indigenous milk products 13.20

lakh

General

25%

3.30

 
SC/ST

33.33%

4.40

 
Establishment of dairy product transportation facilities and cold chain 26.50

lakh

General

25%

6.25

 
SC/ST

33.33%

8.83

 
Cold storage facilities for Milk and Milk Products 33

lakh

General

25%

8.25

 
SC/ST

33.33%

11.0

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