Benefits under new dairy equipment scheme to assist Goan farmers

In order to assist Goan farmers procure dairy equipment and boost the industry, the government has launched a new dairy equipment scheme. Implemented by the department of animal husbandry and veterinary services (AVHS), the scheme also aims to reduce the practical difficulties farmers face while purchasing important equipment needed for dairy farming. This week we look at various steps involved in gaining benefits from this new scheme.

Farmers interested in availing the scheme need to apply in the prescribed application form through the local veterinary officer or assistant director

The concerned officer scrutinizes the application and forwards it to the directorate for further scrutiny

On approval of application, the applicant needs to submit the original purchase receipts from the authorized dealer/supplier within 30 days to the local veterinary officer/assistant director, for onward transmission to the directorate

The department officials, if satisfied with the authenticity of the submitted documents, sanction the subsidy amount

Points to remember

Subsidy under this scheme is available for new equipment/implements for a new dairy unit provided the farmer has not claimed the subsidy for the items purchased earlier under any other scheme

The beneficiary must sign a bond with the department before the release of subsidy

Subsidy on the total implements is limited to 1.5 lakh only

Subsidy will be released only if the farmer has received the approval of the directorate for permission to purchase the equipment

Address/Contact details

Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services,

Government of Goa,
Pashusamvardhan Bhavan,
Patto, Panaji

Phone: 2437244

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