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Bhopal City
Madhya Pradesh will have model dairy farming project

BHOPAL: A Model Dairy Farming Project developed by NABARD will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh. It will be implemented in selected clusters through concerning dairy federations. The project was finalised after discussing the matter with all stakeholders at various meetings convened by Madhya Pradesh Institutional Finance Directorate. Banks, other financial institutions and insurance companies will cooperate in this.

Under the project, the dairy federations will identify milk routes in the areas under their jurisdiction for constituting dairy cooperative societies. The federations will enrol beneficiary milk producers as members of dairy cooperative societies.

The dairy federations will extend help to these members in obtaining milch cattle, milk collection, supply, transportation to chilling plants and marketing of milk and its products. They will also ensure payment against milk purchased from dairy cooperative societies and get it transferred directly to members’ bank accounts within time-limit.

Joint Directors and Deputy Directors of Animal Husbandry Department will help provide veterinary services for milch animals. Banks will help in getting cattle insured and Animal Husbandry Department will make efforts that insurance amount against dead cattle is provided at the earliest. Banks will either insure milch cattle purchased by milk producers directly or through banks. All claims will be disposed of within 30 days after presentation of documents.