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Prime Minister Package Scheme

Prime Minister Special Package Scheme
  • Scheme for 6 districts of Vidarbha noticing farmers suicides.Govt. of India have sanctioned special package as a standby to agriculture for farmers of dists. in Vidarbha which indulged more suicides w.e.f. 2006-07 for 3 years. involving following Animal husbandry aspects especially for increased milk production on subsidy as per G.R. dt. 30.8.2006.
  • Introduction
  • Maharashtra livestock development board has been established government resolution no. CDS-10/2001(F. No-59) ADF-4 Mumbai -32 Dt. 2-04-2002
  • Headquarter: Akola, Camp Offices at Pune & Nagpur
  • As per the guidelines of the Govt. of India, Maharashtra Livestock Development Board, Akola a state implementing agency has been established vide Maharashtra Govt. resolution No. CDS-10-2001-(PK-59)ADF-4/Mumbai-32, dt 2 April 2002. Govt. of India has sanctioned Rs. 17.20 Crore and released Rs. 8.60 crore as the first instalment for the year 2005-06 for implementing the project under NPCBB vide letter No. 3-22/2003-AHT(NPCBB) GOI, Ministry of Agriculture, Dept. of AH&D, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi dt. 26-9-2003.

  • a) Induction of milk animals
  • This scheme is implemented for 3 years in 6 dist. which noticed more suicides in Vidarbha viz. Akola Amravati, Yeotmal, Buldhana, Washim & Vardha. One thousand milch animals / dist/year to small & medium farmers on 50% subsidy. 2 milch animals/farmer, with calf at feet being compulsory.
  • Dist. level committee is formed to effect milch animal purchases th the bank.
    Govt. of India has made a sanctioned provision of Rs. 2700 lac w.e.f. 2006-07 to 2009-10. Provision of Rs. 2700 lac was received.
  • Out of this 2420.30 lac were utilized to purchase milch animals. 12408 farmers among 6 dists aforesaid dists were benefited through 21744 animals. Purchased were effected through respective Dist by Commissioners
    Similarly, 633 farmers were provided with Rs. 46.24 lac on as 50% share of subsidy to construct sheds, during 2009-10 under this scheme.

  • b) Calf Rearing Programme

  • In this scheme, farmers are given Rs. 20/- per day per female calf on 50% subsidy basis towards purchases of items like milk, cattle feed, medicines etc.
    A provision of Rs. 657 lac was made during 2006-07 to 2009-10, for this scheme. Out of this Rs. 535.45 lac were to be given to female calves of milch animals purchased under P.M.Package on 50% subsidy basis as Rs. 20/-. /calf /day for a year. During 2006-07 to 2009-10, a total of 11803 calves were have distributed a subsidy of Rs. 551.38 for rearing.

  • c) Providing cattle / Buffalo Breeding services.

  • In this scheme doorstep free breeding services are provided to breedable animals of farmers in all 6 dists of Vdarbha having ordeal of suicides. 70% breedable animals need A.I. services in these dists. A.I. work is got done by educated unemployed veterinarians in all aforesaid 6 dist An honorariumium is paid to A.I. workers as per guidelines of Govt. Selected educated unemployed vets. Are paid Rs. 450/- against per calf born (up to 3 A.I.)

  • D) Feed & fodder Supply the to milch animal.

  • Rs. 1375.00 lac provision was made available during 2006-07 to 2009-10 for this scheme. Out of this Rs. 975.00 lac provision is spent.
    In this scheme, milch animals purchased under P.M. Package are given milk ration Grade-1 @ 25/day for a year ( approx 2-5-3-0 kg. cattle feed). 11511.615 M.Ton cattle feed is provided to 20281 milch animals distributed during 2007-08 to 2009-10. Orders the or supply of cattle feed were given by Commissioner A.H. M.S. to MAIDC on rate contract.
  • E) Fodder Blocks Making Unit

  • A provision Rs. 85 lack was made in this scheme during 2006-07 to 2009-10. This grant was given for fodder block making unit to MAIDC, Mumbai 42.5 lac & Poshak arrival 42.50 lack.
  • F) Healthcare to milch animals

  • A provision of Rs. 36 lac was received in this scheme. The scheme was aimed
    to provide health care to milch animals purchased under P.M.Packege @ Rs. 300/- per animal. Necessary medicines were purchased and handed over to Dist. Dy. Commissioners to 6 dists jeopardized by suicides by end of March 2008. Rs. 36 lac are spent under this scheme.