Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao showered incentives and subsidies for the diary sector. Accordingly, farmers will get Rs. 4 a litre of milk as incentive and 50 per cent subsidy for buying a buffalo.
The financial incentive launched will be applicable to all dairy development societies and in line with those being enjoyed by the Vijaya Dairy Development Society. The other major societies are the Mulkanur Dairy, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy and Karimnagar district’s Development Societies.
Through these societies, the 50 per cent subsidy for farmers buying a buffalo will be implemented. The subsidy will be 75 per cent if the farmers are from the SC/ST community. In return, the Chief Minister has asked every farmer to plant six saplings in household and name them after family members. The scheme will commence after two months. As was done in the case of distribution of sheep a few months ago, the beneficiaries themselves will identify and buy the buffaloes. The subsidy will be routed through the dairy development societies.
Speaking to a large gathering of dairy farmers at the Pragathi Bhawan lawns (office-cum residence complex) , TRS announced that a comprehensive scheme for the development of dairy sector will be launched in the State to make it a ‘ Ksheera Viplavam’ (Milk Revolution).
The total milk production in the State from the three main societies is around 7 lakh litres. Karnataka State is supplying 6 lakh litres, AP 4 lakh litres and Gujarat 2 lakh litres. The milk production is a very small percentage when compared to the demand of 1 crore litres.
“Given this scenario, the Milk Revolution is urgent and I will personally formulate schemes,” the Chief Minister said.
Source: Business line
Published on: September 27, 2017