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25 June 2024
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Many excellent schemes are run by the government for farmers and livestock farmers. In this sequence, the government has started the National Livestock Mission. The main objective of this mission is to help small livestock farmers and improve the breed of animals. Under this scheme, more attention is given to employment generation, entrepreneurship development and increase in productivity per animal.

Sub-missions of National Livestock Mission

The National Livestock Mission has three sub-missions:

Sub-mission on breed development of livestock and poultry:

The objective of this sub-mission is to improve the breed of livestock and poultry.

Sub-mission on feed and fodder development:

Its goal is to strengthen the fodder seed supply chain and increase the availability of certified fodder seeds.

Sub-mission on innovation and extension:

This sub-mission focuses on promoting innovation and providing quality extension service to farmers.

Special Provisions under the Scheme

Increasing Availability of Fodder and Feed

The availability of fodder and feed is enhanced to meet the demand to a large extent through strengthening the fodder seed supply chain and availability of certified fodder seed.

Establishment of Fodder Processing Units

Establishment of fodder processing units is encouraged to reduce the demand-supply gap.

Livestock Insurance and Risk Management

Risk management measures including livestock insurance for farmers are promoted.

Promotion of Research

Applied research in poultry, sheep, goat rearing and fodder priority areas is promoted.

Capacity Building

Capacity building of state functionaries and livestock farmers is carried out through robust extension machinery to provide quality extension service to farmers.

Skill Based Training

Skill based training and dissemination of technologies is promoted to reduce production cost and improve the output of livestock sector.

Entities eligible for the scheme

The following entities can avail this facility:

  • Private individuals
  • Self Help Groups (SHGs)
  • Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)
  • Farmer Cooperatives (FCOs)
  • Joint Liability Groups (JLGs)
  • Section 8 Companies

Eligibility Criteria for the Scheme

  • The entrepreneur should be self-trained or should have appointed trained experts to run the project.
  • Approved loans or self-financed projects should have bank guarantee.
  • Own land or leased land.
  • Documents related to KVC should be there.

  • Financial Assistance

    • Parent Farms and Rural Hatcheries
    • Financial assistance up to Rs 25 lakh is available for production of hatching eggs and chicks and rearing them in a mother unit for four weeks (with a minimum of 1000 parent layers).

    Sheep and Goat Breeding Unit

    Financial assistance of up to Rs 50 lakh is provided for setting up sheep and goat breeding unit.

    Pig Breeder Farm

    For setting up breeder farm with minimum 100 breeder quality ewes and 10 pigs from pig breeding farms of Central or State Government/University or local farmers, assistance of up to Rs 30 lakh is provided.

    Fodder Value Addition Unit

    Financial assistance of about Rs 50 lakh is provided for setting up fodder value addition unit for preparing hay/silage/total mixed ration (TMR), making fodder blocks or fodder storage facility.

    Application Process

    • First of all, online application form has to be filled on
    • Application will be screened by State Implementing Agencies.
    • Loan has to be sanctioned by the lender.
    • Recommendation will be made by the State Level Executive Committee (SLEC).
    • The subsidy has to be approved by the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department.
    • Finally the subsidy is released and distributed.