The Chairman/Managing Director
All Scheduled Commercial Banks
All Scheduled Primary Urban Co-operative Banks
Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) - Continuation of the Scheme for the Financial Year 2018-19
A copy of Administrative Approval No.F.No.1–1/2009-DP dated 2nd May 2018 issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India for implementation of Central Sector Scheme – Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) during 2018-19 is enclosed herewith for your information.
A budget provision of Rs.323.00 crore has been made by Government of India for 2018-19. The State-wise budget allocation has been indicated in Annexure-I.
Priority should be given to projects being implemented in a cluster mode covering Dairy Farmers/Women in SHGs, Cooperatives and Producer Companies including creation of facilities of processing, value addition and marketing of milk produced in the cluster. Priority may also be given to the beneficiaries from the categories of Schedules Caste, Scheduled Tribes, landless, small, marginal and BPL category farmers along with farmers belonging to drought and flood affected areas of the country.