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SCHEMES

Centrally Sponsored Schemes under Operation:

    1. Assistance to States for Control of Animal Diseases (ASCAD):

      The scheme is funded by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India on 75:25 basis (75% Central Share and 25% State Share). Following Components are taken up under the Scheme:

      • Vaccination against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Peste Des Petits ruminants (PPR), Sheep Pox (SP) and Clostridial infestations.
      • Strengthening of Disease Diagnostic Laboratories.
      • Training Programme for Veterinarians and Para Vets.
      • Organization of District/ Block level Awareness Camps for breeders.
      • Monitoring and Surveillance.

    2. Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY):

      The scheme is funded by Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India (100% Centrally Sponsored). Salient features of the Scheme are:

      • Genetic Up-gradation of sheep and goats by providing quality Germplasm to the breeders.
      • Employment Generation through Organized Sheep and Goat Farming on participatory mode and Machine Shearing cum Training Programme.
      • Strengthening/ Creation of Infrastructure including establishment of Polyclinics, purchase of camp equipments, solar lanterns, tractors for farms, etc.
      • New Initiatives for Skill Development by organizing Study tours of Farmers.
      • Increased Fodder production by providing Fodder Seed Mini-Kits.

    3. Integrated Sample Survey (ISS):

      The scheme is funded by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India on 50:50 basis (50% Central Share and 50% State Share). This Scheme has been taken up by Sheep Husbandry Department Jammu in Poonch, Rajouri and Kathua districts of Jammu Division. Under the scheme, estimation of livestock and livestock products on yearly basis is being conducted by staff of the Department.


    4. Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbits (IDSRR):

      The scheme is funded by Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India (100% Centrally Sponsored). The scheme is being implemented in State w.e.f. 2010-11 onwards. The salient features of the Scheme are:

      • Creation of Venture Capital Fund to foster area/ cluster based integrated Development as a viable commercial activity.
      • Strengthening of infrastructure, human resource, institutions and rearers’ organizations for rapid improvement of these species.
      • Developing a skill pool of NGOs for taking up development projects on PPP mode.
      • Resource mapping in identified districts for sheep, goat & rabbit in terms of raw material source as well as consumption pattern and potential.


      Schemes Undertaken under IDSRR:

        1. Revival of Potential Farms-

          • Strengthening of Sheep Breeding Farm- Proposal for strengthening of SBF Reasi

        2. Innovative Projects:

          • Project Proposals for Embryo Transfer Technology to be implemented jointly by Sheep Husbandry Department & SKUAST-J.

        3. Organized Sheep and Goat Farming (Credit linked, funding through NABARD):

          • Scheme to be implemented during remaining period of 11th FYP in all districts of State.
          • Beneficiaries shall be SHGs, individuals, unemployed youth, preference to women, SCs and STs.
          • NGOs selected by NABARD shall identify beneficiaries; act as facilitators for training of beneficiaries and sponsorship of cases to banks.
          • Provision of Sheep/ Goat rearing units of 25 ewes/ does + 1 ram/ buck at estimated cost of Rs. 1.00 lacs where backend subsidy of 33.33% shall be provided & margin money 10% (Rs. 0.10 lac) shall be arranged by beneficiary & Rs. 0.90 lac shall be Bank Loan.
          • Provision of Sheep/ Goat breeding farms of 500 ewes/ does + 25 rams/ bucks at estimated cost of Rs. 25.00 lacs where backend subsidy of 33.33% shall be provided & margin money 25% (Rs. 6.25 lac) shall be arranged by beneficiary & Rs. 18.75 lac shall be Bank Loan.

    5. Rural Infrastructure Development Fund.

    6. Establishment and Strengthening of Veterinary Hospitals and Dispensaries (ESVHD) under Livestock Health and Disease Control Programme (LH&DC).

EMPLOYMENT GENERATION SCHEMES SHEEP HUSBANDRY SECTOR

A. State Sector Mini Sheep Farm Scheme (50 Ewes+ 2 Rams)

Particulars

Description

Sponsored by

State Government

Description

  • Establishment of credit linked Mini Sheep Farms of 50 Ewes and 2 Rams at cost of Rs. 2.38 lacs for unemployed youth of State.
  • Margin Money of Rs. 0.38 lacs to be born by beneficiary.
  • Rs. 2.00 lacs credit through J&K Bank
  • Backend subsidy of Rs. 0.60 lacs to be paid by Sheep Husbandry Department to concerned branch of J&K Bank.
  • Employment Generation for two persons on establishment of unit.

Beneficiaries

Small marginal farmers, Agriculture labourers, entrepreneurs and unemployed youth of State.

Benefit type

Rs. 0.60 lacs backend subsidy

Eligibility criteria

  • Possession of minimum wherewithal viz. land, grazing rights, etc.
  • Experience/ knowledge of trade
  • Willingness to undergo mandatory training in management, recordkeeping etc.
  • Willingness to invest margin money.

How to avail

  • Interested beneficiaries to apply to concerned District Sheep Husbandry Officers.
  • Selection of beneficiaries by committee under Chairmanship of Additional District Development Commissioner.


B. Establishment of 25 ewes/does units on participatory mode -Centrally Sponsored – Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY)

Particulars

Description

Sponsored by

Government of India (CSS)

Description

  • Establishment of Sheep and Goat units of 25 ewes and 1 ram & 25 does + 1 buck at a cost of Rs 1.00 lac for unemployed youth of Jammu division.
  • Unit to be provided on loan under participatory mode, wherein from third year onwards, 5 Ewes/ Does shall be retrieved from the beneficiary for subsequent 5 years.
  • Retrieved livestock shall be utilized for establishment of further units.
  • Employment Generation for one person on establishment of unit.

Beneficiaries

Small marginal farmers/ unemployed youth of State.

Benefit type

25 Ewes/ Does to be provided to beneficiaries on loan which shall be retrieved from beneficiaries in subsequent years.

Eligibility criteria

  • Possession of minimum wherewithal viz. land, grazing rights, etc.
  • Experience/ knowledge of trade
  • Willingness for retrieval of livestock in 5 years starting from 3rd year onwards on affidavit duly attested by First Class Magistrate.

How to avail

  • Interested beneficiaries to apply to concerned District Sheep Husbandry Officers.
  • Selection by DSHOs and BVOs of concerned areas.


C. Establishment of Sheep/Goat units of 25 ewes/does + 1ram/buck rearing units & 500 ewes/ does + 25 Rams/ Bucks breeding units under Centrally Sponsored – Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbits (IDSRR)

Particulars

Description

Sponsored by

Government of India (CSS)

Description

  • Scheme to be implemented in all districts of State.
  • Identification of beneficiaries by identified NGOs/ Department.
  • Training of the beneficiaries in organized sheep and goat rearing.
  • Establishment of Credit linked Sheep/ goat rearing units of 25 ewes/ does & 1 ram/ buck at a cost of Rs. 1.00 lacs for unemployed youth of State.
  • Establishment of Credit linked Sheep/ goat breeding units of 500 ewes/ does & 25 rams/ bucks at a cost of Rs. 25.00 lacs for unemployed youth of State.
  • Margin money 10% & 25% for rearing and breeding units respectively to be born by beneficiary.
  • Rs. 0.90 lac & 18.75 lacs credit/ loan through identified Banks for rearing and breeding units respectively.
  • Back-end subsidy of 33.33% to be extended by NABARD to concerned branches of Banks.

Beneficiaries

  • Individual farmers, Self Help Groups (SHGs) for rearing units. Preference for traditional shepherds, women, SCs and STs.
  • Individual farmers, NGOs, entrepreneurs for breeding units.

Benefit type

 33.3% Back ended subsidy to be extended by NABARD

Eligibility criteria

  • Possession of minimum wherewithal viz. land, grazing rights, etc.
  • Experience/ knowledge of trade
  • Willingness to undergo mandatory training in management, recordkeeping etc.
  • Willingness to invest margin money.

How to avail

  • Interested beneficiaries to apply to concerned NGOs/ District Sheep Husbandry Officers.
  • Selection by NGOs/ Service area banks
  • Sanction of cases by SLSMC headed by Commissioner Secretary to Government Animal/ Sheep Husbandry Department, J&K.