Subsidy amount ceiling lowered to help smaller animal husbandry entrepreneurs to diversify
Now entrepreneurs engaged in piggery can get a subsidy for smaller units under the National Livestock Mission (NLM) of the Indian government. Amendments have been made in the operational guidelines of the NLM to give a fillip to piggery under its Sub-Mission on Breed Development of Livestock and Poultry.
Under the scheme, NLM is giving a subsidy up to 50% of the capital cost to entrepreneurs for taking up piggery.
Now entrepreneurs can get a subsidy of up to Rs 15 lakh for starting a piggery unit of 50 sow and five boars. Earlier, subsidy was available only for a piggery farm having 100 sow and 25 boars.
The scheme was implemented across India in the 2021-22 financial year. The scheme is being implemented through the state implementing agency (SIA) of the state animal husbandry department and Indian government’s department of animal husbandry and dairying (DAHD).
Revised norms of subsidy for piggery scheme
|Unit size for goat/sheep farm
|Maximum amount of capital subsidy
|50 sow and 5 boars
|Rs 15 lakh
|100 sow and 10 boars
|Rs 30 lakh
OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME
Promotion of entrepreneurship and investment in piggery.
Creation of forward and backward linkages in the sector.
Improvement of per animal productivity of the pig population of the country through genetic upgradation.
To substitute import dependency in pork and start export of pork and pork products.
Spreading awareness about scientific rearing practises, nutrition and disease prevention.
SALIENT FEATURES OF SCHEME
Creation of entrepreneurs through one-time capital subsidy to individuals/self-help groups (SHGs)/farmer producer organisations (FPOs)/farmer cooperative organisations (FCOs)/joint liability groups (JLGs) and Section 8 companies.
The entrepreneur is provided assistance from the establishment of a breeder farm with minimum 50 sow and five boars breeding animals from the central or state government/ veterinary university farms or local farmers with high genetic merit.
The central government provides 50% (up to Rs 30 lakh) capital subsidy towards the cost of the project. The funding is provided for the cost of housing, breeding animals along with transportation and insurance and equipment/machines.
The entrepreneurs/eligible entities have to arrange the remaining amount through bank loan or loan from the financial institution or self-financing.
Individuals, farmer producer organisations (FPOs), farmer cooperative organisations (FCOs), joint liability groups (JLGs), self-help groups (SHGs) and Section 8 companies.
FOLLOW UP OF THE PROJECT
The SIA will follow up the project for a period of two years after completion with regards to its operation.
Complete details about the scheme are available on website https://dahd.nic.in/schemes/programmes/national_livestock_mission
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