Ganga Gaya Mahila Dairy Yojna
Under this scheme, Dairy Development Department is providing subsidy and facilitating bank loan to women member of milk co-operative society for purchase of a milch cattle. Department is also providing training to the beneficiaries on cattle rearing, clean milk production and good animal husbandry practices.
Unit cost of the project is Rs. 52,000, under which Rs. 27,000 is government subsidy, Rs. 20,000 will be sanctioned under bank loan and Rs. 5000 will be beneficiary contribution. This scheme was launched in the year 2014 and upto now total 3496 women member has been benefited.
Milk Price Incentive to Milk Producers
District Level Milk Unions procure milk from producers through village level milk co-operative societies. Being a hilly state, availability of green as well as dry fodder is very limited. Milk producers have to arrange feed and fodder for their cattle from the open market. Lack of high yielding milch cattle and adverse climatic condition of the state results in low per cattle milk production. Due to these reasons cost of milk production at village level goes very high. They could not get price for milk production as per efforts made by them. So, to compensate their efforts State Govt. has announced Rs.4 per Litre subsidy for milk producers as milk price incentive. The subsidy amount would be given to milk producers on the basis of per litre of milk poured by them in milk cooperative societies. In the year 2016-17 Rs. 1416.66 lakh has been given, as milk price incentive to total 48 thousand milk producer members of milk cooperative societies.