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Milking Linkage for Success


Formation of JLGs to promote dairy activities


SHG members in Trichy district, Tamil Nadu

The Challenge:

  • Reluctance of banks to extend credit to farmers because of high loan over-dues
  • SHG members either did not rear animals or lacked the skills to procure high-yield milch cattle
  • High input cost in rearing animals vis-à-vis low milk yield
  • Paucity of green fodder

The Solution:

  • NABARD assisted Shalom Foundation in forming and creditlinking JLGs
  • 32 women SHG members were trained to identify good quality animals and grow different species of fodder crops
  • Tied up with the milk collection centre of Hatsan Agro Products

The Impact:

  • 2,000 families belonging to 209 women groups, 97 male groups and 197 mixed groups are now credit-linked
  • Establishment of a Farmer Producer Company and a milk collection centre, ensuring benefits of aggregation and remunerative prices for farm products
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