To boost milk production in the state, Haryana has decided to set up 200 hi-tech mini dairy units during the current financial year at a cost of Rs 2 crore. With a view to increase milk and fodder production, and generating more jobs, dairies with three, five and 20 plus milch animals each would be set up in the state, a spokesman of the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department said.
The department, aided by banks, would provide assistance in setting up of these units.
Outlining details of the plan to set up dairy units, the spokesman added that while commercial banks would finance dairy units, the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department would help in setting up of these units besides imparting free training to entrepreneurs and also sponsoring their loan applications to banks.
Further, 50% cost of insurance of dairy animals in general, and 100% in case of those owned by Scheduled Castes (SCs), would be borne by the department.
It would also provide veterinary and breeding facilities to the farmers at their doorsteps. The subsidy on sanction of loan would be released in advance to bank, the spokesman added.