Amendments in NLM operational guidelines to broaden the scope of the scheme
Amendments have been made in the operational guidelines of the National Livestock Mission (NLM) of the Indian government to help entrepreneurs engaged in sheep and goat farming. Now eligible beneficiaries can avail a subsidy of up to 50% of the capital cost through NLM under its Sub-Mission on Breed Development of Livestock and Poultry even for smaller sheep/goat farms.
Now entrepreneurs can get a subsidy of up to Rs 10 lakh for a sheep/goat farm of 100 females and five males. Earlier, subsidy was available only for a sheep/goat farm having 500 females and 25 males.
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 establishing sheep/goat farm
|Unit size for goat/sheep farm
|Maximum amount of capital subsidy
|100 females and 5 males
|Rs 10 lakh
|200 females and 10 males
|Rs 20 lakh
|300 females and 15 males
|Rs 30 lakh
|400 females and 20 males
|Rs 40 lakh
|500 females and 25 males
|Rs 50 lakh
SALIENT FEATURES OF SCHEME
- Creation of entrepreneurs through one-time capital subsidy to individuals, farmer producer organisations (FPOs), farmer cooperative organisations (FCOs), joint liability groups (JLGs), self-help groups (SHGs) and Section 8 companies.
- The entrepreneurs/eligible entities can establish sheep and goat breeding units with a minimum 100 females and five males. The sheep and goat unit to be established with the high-genetic variety used for producing goat milk, meat and fine wool quality. The breed of sheep and goat can be selected from the list provided with this guideline or in consultation with the state government.
- The central government will provide up to 50% back-ended subsidy for the capital cost of the project.
- The entrepreneurs/eligible entities need to arrange the remaining amount through bank loan or 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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