Dairy farming provides an excellent opportunity for self-employment of unemployed youth. It is also an important source of income generation to small/marginal farmers and agricultural labourers. Since agriculture is mostly seasonal, there is a possibility of finding employment throughout the year for many persons through dairy farming. Landless labourers. The white revolution of 70s had made spectacular landmarks in the Indian milk production scenario. India is the largest milk producer of feed ingredients and its seasonal variability can be reduced by undertaking fodder cultivation. This project report is based on the following assumption:-

The entrepreneur must check the following points before starting a diary farm.

1. Availability of good quality dairy breed cows in the nearby livestock market

2. Nearness of the farm to veterinary Hospital, Artificial Insemination center/livestock Aid centers, MPCS

3. Marketing facility of milk and milk product in the locality

4. Availability of concentrates, fodder & medicine in that locality.

Before starting a diary farm the entrepreneur/farmers are advised to undergo training on dairy farming. They can contact Local Animal Husbandry Department staffs/Veterinary college/agriculture University etc. For the purpose.

Government subsidy available for these types of project- Back ended capital subsidy 25% for general category (33.33% for SC/ST beneficiaries) is available under the government of India scheme Dairy Entrepreneurship Development scheme (DEDS.)

Subsidy ceiling is Rs1,75,000/ for general category & Rs2,33,000 for ST/SC category for dairy farm with ten animals.

Available Bank loan and subsidy- In order to avail bank loan & subsidy under DEDS the entrepreneur/farmers are advised to contact local animal husbandry/veterinary officers. Animal resources development department is the facilitator deportment for the above schemes.

Techno economic parameters and assumptions for the project is given In assumptions in 10 cows dairy farm

Housing for cows

Floor – pucca, strong concrete cemented, impervious to moisture, and have slope 1 in 60 towards gutter. Plinth should be 2ft. Higher than ground.

Walls-3ft. High lengthwise brick wall on sides, End wall should be should be solid made of bricks.

Roof- 14-16ft. high at the center and 8ft. high on the side wall. There should be hang over 3ft beyond the wall to prevent rain water from entering cow shade. Roof should be of asbestos,cement asbestos in low cost housing


Economics of dairy farming with 10 Indigenous dairy breed/crossbred cows