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Jharkhand: Women to get 90 % subsidy for Pashudan

Amendment made for increasing subsidies for other beneficiaries

Ranchi, September 30: On the directive of the chief minister Hemant Soren, the government is working towards strengthening the economic conditions of the rural population, by extending them the benefits of the Mukhyamantri Pasudhan Vikas Yojana.

The initiative which has begun within a week has after necessary amendments have been made to the subsidies that are to be given to the beneficiaries under the sub-scheme run by the Directorate of animal husbandry with its set target to give thrust to Animal Husbandry in the state.

Under the umbrella of this scheme women belonging to families that are affected by disasters, fire or road accidents, or those who are abandonment or disabled shall be given two cows and buffaloes at a subsidy of 90 percent. Prior to this the same was being provided to the beneficiaries at 50 percent subsidy.  

Following the order of the Chief Minister subsidies for grants given for various schemes run under the Directorate of Animal Husbandry such as for Goat Rearing, Swine Rearing, Backyard Poultry Rearing, Broiler Poultry Rearing, Duck- Chick Rearing besides Cow Rearing have been amended.

Except for the widows, childless couple and disabled all other beneficiaries are to get 75 percent grant. Prior to this 50 percent subsidy was being given. Under the sub-schemes of Kamdhenu Dairy Farming Scheme the subsidy being provided to the beneficiaries coming from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes for procuring 5 milch animals namely cows and buffaloes under Mini Dairy scheme, and 10 milch animals under the Midi Dairy Scheme has been increased from 33.33 percent to 75 percent. At the same time, the subsidy given to the beneficiaries coming from other categories except that of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes has been increased from 25 to 50 percent.

Further, amendments have been made in subsidies that are to be given to the beneficiaries for chaff cutter distribution and progressive farming practices.

The earlier set subsidy of 50 percent for manual chaff cutters has been enhanced to 90 percent for beneficiaries belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes as well as the Milk Producers Society.

At the same time, 75 percent grant has been earmarked for all other castes except the beneficiaries of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Whereas, 90 percent subsidy is to be given to beneficiaries coming from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes and Milk Producers Society to help them procure Milking Machines, Paneer- Khoya Machines, Cow mats and boring machines, whereas a subsidy of 75 percent is to be provided to others in order to encourage progressive farming practices in the state.

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