Cattle Feed Subsidy Scheme
The scheme envisages to provide cattle feeding subsidy as production incentive in DBT mode to eligible dairy farmers at the rate of Rs.1/- per liter of milk poured in DCS. The assistance will be provided for summer feeding only. The subsidy will be distributed to the beneficiaries till the full amount will be utilized, irrespective of number of days. The amount will be dispersed in DBT mode. Those farmers who have enrolled to the DBT programme shall be the beneficiaries of the scheme.
Distribution of Cattle Feed Supplement / Mineral Mixture/Vitamin Supplement
The scheme envisages providing feed supplements like mineral mixture and vitamins to ensure that the milk production does not drop and the animals do not suffer from mineral deficiency due to lack of sufficient green fodder during the summer months. The project envisages distributing feed supplement” Cal Sager Plus”, a product of Indian Immunologicals Limited ( a whole owned subsidiary of the NDDB) to the farmers, pouring milk at dairy co-operatives (DCS) in the state. The product ‘Cal Sager Plus’ available in 1 kg packs shall be distributed among the beneficiaries. Cal Sager pellets are an economical and effective source of calcium for dairy animals. The highly bio available and substantial quantity of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D3 in Cal Sager are instrumental in improving milk yield, fat and SNF content in milk and improving the reproductive efficiency of animals. Dairy co-operatives will supply 1 kg packets of Cal Sager plus to interested farmers by discounting 75% of its cost. 25% of the cost will be collected as beneficiary contribution by the DCS.