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.