The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM 1-1/09-DP dated 9th September, 2010 conveying first administrative approval for central sector scheme – Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Schemes (DEDS) implementation during 12th plan last administrative approval issued vide letter No 1-1/09-DP dated 3rd May, 2018 and to convey administrative approval for continue of DEDS scheme for the financial 2019-20
Objectives of the scheme
To generate self-employment and provide infrastructure dairy sector
To set up modern dairy farms and infrastructure for the production of clean milk
To encourage heifer calf rearing for conserving and development of 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
To upgrade traditional technology to handle milk on a commercial scale
To provide value addition to milk through the processing and production of milk products.
Who can benefit from this scheme?
Implementing Agency and Area of Operation: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will be the nodal agency for implementation of DEDS scheme in all the states and UTs throughout the country.
Outlays of the scheme:
There is budget provision of Rs 325 crore during the year 2019-20, which includes Rs 196.99 crore under MH2404 (General Component), Rs 49.60 crore under MH2404 (SC Component), Rs 25.79 crore under MH2404 (Tribal Component) and Rs 45.70 crore under MH2552 (North Eastern Region) & Rs 4.56 crore under MH2552 (SC Component), Rs 2.36 crore under MH2552 (Tribal Component).
●Farmers, individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, companies, groups of organised and unorganised sectors, etc. Groups of the organised sector include Self-help Groups (SHGs), dairy cooperative societies, milk unions, milk federations, etc.
●An individual will be eligible to avail assistance for all the components under the scheme but only once for each component
●More than one member of a family can be assisted under the scheme provided they set up separate units with separate infrastructure at different locations. The distance between the boundaries of two such farms should be at least 500 metres.