Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) Explained

Objectives of the Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme

What Is the Assistance Pattern in DEDS?

 

Here is table illustrated below detailing the funding pattern under this scheme -

Entrepreneur contribution for loan exceeding ₹ 1.6 lakh

Minimum 10% of the total outlay

Bank-ended DEDS subsidy

₹25% of the total project cost for candidates under the General category. While it is 33.33% for farmers under SC or ST category

Bank loan

Balance portion (minimum 40% of the total project cost). However, the amount of loan is subject to change under the RBI guidelines)

What Is the Rate of Interest and Repayment Tenure Under DEDS?

Eligibility Parameters of DEDS

How to Apply for DEDS?

Important Documents Required for DEDS Application

What Are the Components and Patterns of Assistance Under DEDS?

 

Take a look at the table mentioned below, representing components that DEDS can finance along with the assistance pattern and unit cost:

Type of Components

Assistance Pattern

Unit Cost

Development of small dairy farms with crossbred cows or or indigenous descript milch cows like Sahiwal, Gir, etc. or graded buffaloes

33.33% for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories) as back-ended subsidy. Subsidies are subject to the restriction on a pro-rata basis to a maximum of 10 animals, subject to a ceiling of ₹17,500/animal (or ₹23,300 for SC/ST farmers), whichever is lower. Beneficiaries can buy animals at higher prices. However, the subsidy is limited to the ceiling mentioned above.

₹7 lakh for 10 animals, Minimum unit size – 2 animals, Maximum unit size – 10 animals.

Vermicompost with milch animals (to be considered with milch animals and not as separate units)

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories) as back-ended subsidy. Subsidies are limited to the ceiling of ₹ 6,300 or 8400 for SC or ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹25,200

Heifer calves rearing – breeding of indigenous descript milch breeds of cattle, graded buffaloes and crossbreeds

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories) as back-end subsidy. This subsidy is limited to a pro-rata basis to a maximum of 20 calves. And subject to a maximum subsidy of ₹12,100/ per calf or 16,200 for SC or ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹9.70 lakhs for 20 calves Maximum unit – 20 calves

To purchase milking machines or milk cooling units or milk testers

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories) as back-end subsidy. The subsidy is restricted to a ceiling of ₹5 lakh or ₹6.67 lakh for SC or ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹20 lakh

Setting up of a dairy product transportation and cold chain

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories) as back-end subsidy. It is subject to a ceiling of ₹6 lakh and ₹8 lakh for SC or ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹26.50 lakh

To purchase dairy processing equipment to manufacture indigenous milk products

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories). The subsidy is restricted to a ceiling of ₹3.30 lakh and ₹4.40 lakh for SC or ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹13.20 lakh

Establishment of cold storage facilities for milk items and milk

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories). The subsidy is restricted to a ceiling of ₹8.25 lakh and ₹11 lakh for SC or ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹33 lakh

Establishment of dairy outlet/dairy parlour

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories) as back-end subsidy. The subsidy is limited to a ceiling of ₹ 75,000 and ₹1,00,000 for SC or ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹3 lakh

Establishment of private veterinary clinics

33.33 % for SC or ST farmers (25% of the total project cost for general categories). The subsidy is restricted to a ceiling of ₹65,000 for mobile clinics and ₹86,600 for SC or ST farmers or actual (whichever is lower). At the same time, ₹50,000 for stationary clinics and ₹66,600 for SC/ST farmers or actual cost (whichever is lower).

₹2.60 lakh for mobile clinics, ₹2.0 lakh for stationary clinic

Who Are the Implementing Agencies of DEDS?

Frequently Asked Questions