Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme DEDS) - Continuation of the Scheme for the Financial Year 2019-20

As you are kindly aware, the captioned DEDS scheme was a huge success during the past few years and therefore, Government of India is continuing this scheme during the current financial year also.

A copy of Administrative Approval No.F.No.1–1/2009-DP and F.No. 1-1/2013-DP dated 10th April 2019 and 08.05.2019 respectively, issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India for implementing Central Sector Scheme – Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) during 2019-20 is enclosed herewith for your information.

A budget provision of Rs.325.00 crore has been made by Government of India for the year 2019-20. The State-wise budget allocation is indicated in Annexure-I.
Eligible Beneficiaries

Farmers, Individual Entrepreneurs and Groups of unorganized and organized Sector. Group of organized sector, includes Self-Help Groups on behalf of their members, Dairy Cooperative societies, Milk unions on behalf of their members, Milk federations, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRls) etc. are eligible under the Scheme.

ii) An applicant will be eligible to avail assistance for all components under the scheme, but only once for each component. However, more than one member of a family can be assisted under the scheme provided they setup separate units with separate infrastructure at different locations. The distance between boundaries of two such farms should be at least 500 M.

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, women beneficiaries, landless/ small / marginal and BPL category farmers along with farmers belonging to drought and flood affected areas of the country.
Pattern of Assistance

Back ended capital subsidy @25% of the project cost for general category and @33.33% for SC/ST farmers.

Financing banks should upload subsidy claims in DEDS Portal ( through their Controlling Office as per the following time frame:
(i)    After sanction of the proposal by Financing Institution/ Bank, they will upload the details as per the template prescribed in the DEDS Ensure Portal within 30 days of sanction and block eligible subsidy amount.

(ii)    On successful upload and post validation, the bank will release and update the details of first installment within 30 days of first upload.

(iii)    In case the first instalment details are not updated within 30 days, the system will delete the application automatically as budget cannot be earmarked for unlimited period. The bank/controlling office shall therefore ensure the subsidy claims should be uploaded within stipulated time period.

All other aspects of the Scheme Guidelines as indicated in the Administrative Approval need be adhered to.

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