The major constraint in the field of dairy development in the state of Goa is the lack of green fodder for the milch animals. The nutritive value of feed and fodder has a significant bearing on productivity of livestock, as such a provision of green fodder for feeding milch animals is very essential. Keeping this in view fodder development has been made an integral part of livestock development.
The key features of this scheme are enlisted below:
- To increase green fodder production and make available various hybrid varieties of green fodder to the farmers for feeding to milch animals in order to increase the milk production and make the State self-sufficient in milk.
- To stress upon the farmers, the importance of feeding nutritive green grass and encourage them to stop the primitive practices of feeding only dry paddy straw.
- To reduce the cost of feeding thereby reducing cost of milk production.
- To reduce the inter-calving period in order to promote one calf a year programme.
- To encourage the farmers/individuals to bring surplus barren lands/unused agricultural land under cultivation, thereby giving them a source of income and helping them to reduce the unemployment problem in the State.
- To encourage utilization of land mass by farmers who do not own animals but could grow fodder as a cash crop.
- To make available green fodder to the livestock all the year around.
- Any individual/ farmer/ agricultural labourer residing in Goa for at least 15 years or more.
- Dairy Society’s /Farmers Club/ Self-help groups who are interested in green fodder cultivation in the available land within Goa are eligible.
- The beneficiary should after receipt of initial approval letter from the Director, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, prepare the land and complete the cultivation in the proposed land within two month’s period, which should be confirmed and supervised by the concerned Area Officer/Extension Officer.
- Any individual farmer/Dairy Co-operative Society/ Self-help group/ farmers club are eligible, provided they arrange the land, which may be even any fallow land agriculture land and marad etc. by providing the required form I & XIV and affidavit in prescribed format.
- The beneficiaries who have cultivated green fodder under existing Departmental Scheme are eligible to apply under this new Scheme from April 2012
- Perennial Fodder:
Minimum area for fodder cultivation is 500 Sq. M. Incentive under Perennial Fodder Cultivation per hectare area of land is as follows:
|S. No.||Subsidy for General category||
Subsidy for SC/ST
|1st Year||30,000 /-||
|20,000 /-||20,000 /-|
|3rd Year||15,000 /-||
- Incentives for Irrigation:
Area under cultivation
|For 500 sq.mt to 1000 sq.mt||1 HP Pump PVC Pipes & fittings, Sprinkler||Rs. 5500/-|
|For 1000 sq.mt to 4000 sq.mt||2 HP Pump with Installation PVC Pipeline Fitting, Sprinklers||Rs. 32000/-|
|For 4000 sq.mt to 10,000 sq.mt||3 HP Pump with Installation. Pipeline & Fitting & Sprinklers||Rs. 50000/-|
|For 10,000 sq.mt and above||5 HP Pump with Installation Pipeline, Fitting and Sprinklers||
- Seasonal Fodder:
In case of seasonal fodder incentive will be given @ Rs. 15,000/- per hectare of land per crop, and the minimum area to be cultivated shall be 500 sq. m.
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