The “Dairy Sahakar” scheme was launched by Amit Shah at Anand, Gujarat on the occasion of the 75th Foundation Year of Amul. The scheme has been introduced to boost the dairy sector and cooperations in the state of Gujarat.
Given below are a few important details about the scheme:
|Name of Scheme||Dairy Sahakar|
|Launch Date||October 31, 2021|
|Objective||To boost dairy cooperatives|
|Launched by||Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation Mr Amit Shah|
|Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying||Parshottam Rupala|
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Objectives of Dairy Sahakar Scheme
The main aim of the scheme is to extend financial support to eligible cooperatives for activities such as:
- Bovine Development
- Milk procurement and processing
- Quality assurance
- Value addition
- Branding and Packaging
- Transportation and storage of milk and milk products
- Managing exports of dairy products
All the above-mentioned things with the key target of “Doubling the Farmer’s Income” and promoting the ideology of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
To read in detail about the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, an initiative to make India and the people of the country self-dependent in all sectors of life.
Who will regulate the Dairy Sahakar Scheme?
The scheme will be implemented by NCDC under the Ministry of Cooperation, Government of India. National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) will be extending financial assistance to eligible cooperatives for dairy activities.
A total of Rs 5000 crore will be invested in the scheme to realize the vision, “from cooperation to prosperity”.
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India is also implementing various schemes for the development of the Animal Husbandry and dairy sector. This Dairy Sahakar will supplement the existing efforts for strengthening the dairy sector in the country.
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