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Government has noticed that the small units of around 10 cow dairy farms are not much profitable to take up as a business entrepreneur. The farmers with limited land holding also find it difficult to expand the existing units due to scarcity of land and other infrastructure requirements. After going through the feasibility of the schemes, a concept of community dairy farming has been under consideration for long time to facilitate group of people coming together with a common intention to take up dairy farming on a community basis with common infrastructure support. Therefore it is proposed to encourage such Community Dairy farming with minimum 50 milch animals and with latest ultra modern dairy equipments such as milk parlour, milk cooler and feed mixing plant etc which can be availed by community group of minimum 5 members.


Objectives:

1. The Scheme is prepared to encourage larger Dairy units by farmers/groups to have dairy farming activities at a common place i.e. Community Group with minimum five unrelated members.

2. To reduce the cost of production by sharing the infrastructure facilities like cattle shed, milk parlour, bulk milk cooler and feed mixing plant.

3. To encourage farmers/Community groups to take up dairy business as an industry.

4. To make the state self sufficient in milk production.

5. To generate self employment to the unemployed youth.

6. To provide clean and hygienic milk to the consumers of State of Goa.



Eligibility:

1. Any group having minimum 5 members and registered with competent authority.

2. Should compulsorily possess irrigated land for Green Fodder Cultivation at the rate of minimum 5 acres for 50 animals besides the area for infrastructure development.

3. The scheme is applicable only for new unit.

4. Each member of the group shall

a) be resident of Goa for at least preceding five years.

b) have knowledge or Experience in Cattle and Buffalo Farming.

c) have undergone fifteen days practical dairy management training at Government livestock farms of this department.


Documents to be produced:

The full fledged project report of the proposed unit is to be submitted along with the prescribed application form addressed to Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services and duly recommended by Government area Veterinary officer/Assistant Director along with the following required documents.

i. Documents indicating the ownership of land in form no. I & XIV/ Sale deed or copy of notarized lease deed or legitimized NOC from landlord incase of tenants which should be for minimum period of ten years from the date of starting of the unit.

ii. NOC and construction license from prescribed authority.

iii. Certificate of registration of the group from competent authority.iv. Letter from the Financing Institution having ECS system, willing to finance the beneficiary.

v. Residence Certificate of each member issued by competent authority (preceding 05 years ).

vi. Certified copy of Aadhar Card of each member.

vii. Certificate of practical training in dairy management (of all the members)

viii. Passport size photograph of each applicant

ix. Survey site plan/plan of the cattle shed, Store room,

x. Notarized authority from group members to the leader of the group.

For more details about scheme: https://www.goa.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/15.-COMMUNITY-DAIRY-FARMING-SCHEME.pdf


Source: https://www.goa.gov.in/