Schemes run under the Department  

Last Updated on  19-9-2014

(A) Centrally-funded schemes

1. Integrated dairy development scheme-
This scheme is 100% financed by GOI.This scheme is run with the objective to increase milk,milk procurement,processing and milk marketing in the state. Assistance is received from GOI for expansion of existing dairy/chilling plant, for purchase of AMCU/BMC, for construction of cattle feed godown, for purchase of audio visual kit and also for organisation of societies.Under society organisation assistance is received for milk testing equipment,stationary,managerial subsidy,head load subsidy,green fodder minikit, working capital,vaccination,first aid milch cattle,training & for purchase of animals.

2. Assistance to cooperatives- Under this scheme heavy subsidy is provided to such milk unions which are running in constant loss and are financially weak, with the objective to make them viable.Milk unions-selected under this rehablitation plan are provided with financial assistance by ministry of Agriculture,GOI.Accumulated losses of milk unions subsidised by GOI & state govt. in the ratio of 50:50.

3. Strengthening Infrastructure for quality & clean milk Production-
Milk producers are tought to produce cleam milk under this scheme.They are helped with training, use of detergent,antiseptic solution, muslin cloth, utensils etc.Testing labs are strenghtened under this scheme for purchase of Bulk Milk Coolers. 75% subsidy is granted from GOI.

4. Fodder Development Project - Fodder Development project is running in this department by subsidy of GOI. Under this scheme fodder seed is provided to milk producers for green fodder to animals. Under this scheme 75% is borne by GOI and rest 25% borne by Institution.

5. Central Quality Assurance Lab (Central Lab) By courtesy of the Food Processing Ministry, Government of India, an amount of Rs 166.00 lakh has been approved as grant by the Government of India for the setting up and strengthening of the Central Lab. Rs 128.00 lakh rupees have been received against approval.

The quality assurance department mainly develops kits and testing strips for checking adulteration in milk and provides them to units as well as consumers.
Under the consumer awareness programme, training camps are held in different districts and important information provided to consumers about milk adulteration. This lab has been set up in the campus of the Lucknow Milk Union and at present its in-charge is Mrs Shabnam Chopra. Any one can get a milk sample tested after paying the required fees.

6. Mahila Dairy Scheme (STEP)

Proposed facilities under the Scheme:

i) Support to mahila dairy societies The following items are given subsidy under this program- Testing,equipment, managerial subsidy,first aid kit and mixing,AI equipment.
ii) Support to women members Subsidy cattle feed and subsidy de-worming and  vaccination & insurance of their cattle.
iii) Training and awareness programme Free training is geven to secratory & management committe member,chairman of society, first aid worker, A.I. worker, health education program, animal husbandary & green fodder program, women education program,farmer induction program & child care program.