Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Agriculture, pets & animals, social impact, food & beverages.
Farmers, individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, companies and groups from the unorganised and organised sector can apply under this scheme. 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.
This startup scheme by the Indian government aims to bring structural changes in the unorganised sector so that initial processing of milk can be taken up at the village level itself and bring about upgradations of traditional technology to handle milk on a commercial scale.
The incentives differ with respect to the cost of the required equipment or establishment of the facilities. In all cases, 25% of the outlay (33.33 % for SC / ST/ farmers) as back-ended capital subsidy subject to the applicable ceiling is provided to the eligible stakeholders.