Dairy Sahakar Scheme

To double the income of farmers and contribute to make India self sufficient in the dairy sector.  

On October 31, 2021 Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah launched Dairy Sahakar scheme in Gujarat. This central sector scheme is mainly launched for doubling the income of farmers. Under this scheme government tends to provide financial support to the dairy farmers and cooperatives for various activities like bovine development, milk procurement, processing of milk and milk products, livestock, etc. It tends to encourage milk cooperatives in the state for strengthening the milk mechanism and dairy sector in the respective state. Financial support under this scheme will be provided by the way of loans. This scheme is a crucial step towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme nameDairy Sahakar Scheme
Scheme UnderCentral Government
Launched ByUnion Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah
Launch DateOctober 31, 2021
Implementation ByNational Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)
Main BeneficiariesFarmers and cooperatives in the dairy sector
BenefitFinancial assistance for various activities like bovine development, milk procurement, processing of milk and milk products, etc.
Major ObjectiveTo double the income of farmers and contribute to make India self sufficient in the dairy sector.
Total OutlayRs. 5000 crores

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to double farmer’s income thereby ensuring their welfare.
  • Under this scheme, financial assistance will be provided to the farmers for various dairy activities.
  • All the activities like bovine development, milk procurement, processing of milk, quality check, packaging and transportation will be covered under this scheme.
  • This scheme aims to provide assistance to the farmers and cooperatives in the dairy sector to develop dairy infrastructure.
  • It tends to encourage the dairy cooperatives to meet the growth requirements of the sector,
  • This aims at development of dairy sector thereby ensuring welfare of farmers.
  • It is a crucial step towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Scheme Details:

  • Dairy Sahakar scheme is launched Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah launched on October 31, 2021.
  • This launch was undertaken during an event organized by Amul for celebrating its 75th foundation day in Gujarat.
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) is the implementing authority under this scheme.
  • Under this scheme, financial assistance will be provided to the farmers for various dairy activities by the way of loans at nominal rate of interest.
  • All the activities like bovine development, milk procurement, processing of milk, quality check, packaging and transportation will be covered under this scheme.
  • Marketing of products, import and export will also be covered.
  • This scheme aims to provide assistance to the farmers and registered dairy cooperatives in the dairy sector to develop dairy infrastructure.
  • This scheme tends to fulfil working capital requirements of the cooperative for its proper functioning.
  • It tends to encourage the dairy cooperatives to meet the growth requirements of the sector.
  • It focuses on the principle vision – ‘from cooperation to prosperity’.
  • This scheme aims at developing and strengthening the dairy and animal husbandry sector.
  • Through this scheme government aims at doubling the income of farmers thereby ensuring their welfare.
  • It aims to make India self sufficient in the dairy sector.

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