Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah, launched Dairy Sahakar Scheme at Anand, Gujarat on Sunday, 31st October, 2021 with the overall objective of doubling the farmer’s income and Atmanirbhar Bharat.
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Launch ceremony of Dairy Sahakar Scheme

The Dairy Sahakar scheme has a total investment budget of Rs 5000 crore will be implemented by NCDC under Ministry of Cooperation, Government of India to realize the vision, “from cooperation to prosperity”.

Under Dairy Sahakar scheme, financial support will be extended by NCDC to eligible cooperatives for activities such as bovine development, milk procurement, processing, quality assurance, value addition, branding, packaging, marketing, transportation and storage of milk and milk products, exports of dairy  products within the overall objectives of “Doubling the farmers income” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.  

There will also be a convergence with various schemes of the Government of India or of State Government/UT Administration/ Development agencies/ bilateral/multilateral assistance/ CSR mechanism is encouraged.

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying under Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India is also implementing various schemes for the development of the Animal Husbandry and dairy sector. This Dairy Sahakar will supplement the existing efforts for strengthening the dairy sector in the country.

This scheme was launched during the function organized by Amul for celebration of 75th Foundation Year of Amul. Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat,  B.L. Verma, Minister of State  for Cooperation, Government of India, Devusinh Chauhan,  Minister of State for Communications, Government of India, Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying,  Government of India, were present during the launch event.

Other guests included Devendra Kumar Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Cooperation, Government of India, Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Sundeep Nayak, MD, National Cooperative Development Corporation ( NCDC),  elected representatives and other high dignitaries of Govt of Gujarat and Amul were present on the occasion.

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