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Small Farmers Welfare Fund (Under the aegis of the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security)
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Incentive For Milk Production Scheme

Funding to the tune of Rs 3 million have been provided in the National Budget 2016/17 to provide incentive for milk producion.
To provide a stimulus to small cow breeders to take better care of their heifers up to lactation period so as to boost up milk production
  • A cash grant of Rs 5000 will be provided to all small dairy cows breeders registered with the SFWF for each of their heifers they have successfully reared up to the lactating period for a maximum of 40 cows per breeder;
  • It would normally take 27 months for the heifer after birth, [i.e 9 months after the Artificial Insemination (AI)] to start lactating


  • In this connection, the Scheme applies for all calves born as from 30 March 2014 and thereon which would start lactating as from June 2016 (i.e the start of FY 2016/17)
The Scheme will apply only to dairy cows and not beef type cows.
  • Breeders who have use Natural Service for conception would be eligible under the Scheme provided the DVS certify that the heifer is of milch type.
  • In view of the funding provided in National Budget 2016/17 and administrative fee that would be required by the SFWF to operate the Scheme, the proposed cash grant of Rs 5,000 will be paid to a maximum of 560 cows.
  • The Scheme will be extended on a first come first serve basis
Eligibility Criteria:
§  Small dairy cow breeders registered with the SFWF