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Fodder Development Scheme

The Department Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries is implementing a central sector scheme, ‘Central Fodder Development Organization’ and a ‘Centrally Sponsored Fodder Development Scheme’ to supplement the efforts of states in feed and fodder development.

Components of the scheme

The Centrally Sponsored Fodder Development Scheme is being implemented from 2005-06 with the following four components:

  1. Establishment of Fodder Block Making Units
  2. Grassland Development including Grass Reserves
  3. Fodder Seed Production and Distribution.
  4. Biotechnology Research Projects

The Centrally Sponsored Fodder Development Scheme has been modified from 2010 to ensure efficient use of available fodder/feed. The modification has been done on the recommendations of the Working Group on Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries.  The scheme incorporates the following components/technology interventions:

  • Strengthening of Feed Testing Laboratories
  • Introduction of Chaff cutters
  • Establishment of silage making units
  • Demonstration of Azolla cultivation and production units
  • Establishment of by-pass protein production units
  • Establishment of Area Specific Mineral Mixture (ASMM) / Feed Pelleting / Feed manufacturing Units

Further the amount of subsidy given under the ongoing component, Establishment of Fodder Block Making Units has been increased to 50% to encourage better participation and the land requirement for assistance under the Grassland Development including Grass Reserves component has been revised to 5-10 Hq.

Components, Pattern of funding, unit cost and targets

Name of Modified Components/ New Components

Beneficiaries

Pattern of assistance

Unit cost (Rs. in lakh)

Establishment of Fodder Block Making Units.

Public / Private entrepreneurship including Cooperatives and Self Help Groups (SHGs).

50:50

85.00

Grassland Development including Grass Reserves.

Farmers, Departments of Animal Husbandry and Forest. However, NGOs/village Panchayats would be involved for development of grassland on Panchayat lands and other common property resources.

100:00

0.70

Fodder Seed Procurement and Distribution.

Farmers will be benefitted. The State Govts may involve SIAs/Dairy Cooperatives/ NGOs for implementation of the project. At the rate of Rs.5, 000 per quintal, total 37,000 quintals of fodder seed will be procured by the State Govt and seeds will be distributed among farmers.

75:25

0.05

Strengthening of Feed Testing Laboratories.

Existing Animal Nutrition laboratories of Veterinary Colleges/ Agriculture Universities .Funds will be admissible for purchase of machinery / equipments required for feed analysis. List of  approved equipments will be circulated..

50:50

200.00

Introduction of hand driven chaffcutter.

Farmers and Members of Milk Cooperatives/ ATMA/ KVKs

75:25

0.05

Introduction of power driven chaffcutter.

Farmers and Members of Milk Cooperatives/ ATMA/ KVKs

75:25

0.20

Establishment of silage making Units.

Farmers and Members of Milk Cooperatives/ ATMA/ KVKs

100:00

1.05

Demonstration of Azolla cultivation and production units.

Farmers and Members of Milk Cooperatives/ ATMA/ KVKs

50:50

0.10

Establishment of by-pass protein production units.

Dairy Federations/ Private Enterpreneurs, subject to viability of project certified by any  commercial bank.

25:75

145.00

Establishment of Area Specific Mineral Mixture / Feed Pelleting/ Feed manufacturing units.

Public/ Private entrepreneurship including Milk Cooperatives and Self Help Groups, subject to viability of project certified by any  commercial bank. Funds will be admissible for purchase of machinery & equipments only.

25:75

100.00

 

Source: Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

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