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Detailed guidelines for Sub-mission

Sub Mission on Innovation and Extension

Objective of the Sub-Mission

a) To incentivize the Institutes, Universities, Organizations carrying out research and development related to sheep, goat, pig, poultry, other livestock, fodder sector, meat and other livestock products.

b) To carry out extension activities for propagating the various activities taking place in the livestock sector.

c) To carry out the work of livestock insurance

d) Encourage persons, institutions, state governments to bring innovations for the sector.

Objective

i To incentivize research activities and innovations for the advancement of sheep, goat, pig, poultry, other livestock, fodder sector, meat and other livestock products.

ii To address the underlying issues faced by the livestock farmers

iii To contribute to sustainable livestock farming

iv To incentivize Innovative projects and activities

Salient features

Assistance will be provided to the ICAR, Central Institutes, State Government University farms and other credible institutions involved in research in the sheep, goat, poultry, pig and feed and fodder sector for research and development. Assistance will also be provided for innovative activities for development of the sector and also technology transfer.

The Start-ups will also be incentivized for problem solving in the sheep, goat, poultry, pig, feed and fodder. The Department will conduct a Startup Grand Challenge Programme.

The concerned Central Agencies/ University farms will submit the proposal to the NLM division of the Department through their parent organization/ State Animal Husbandry Department. The parent organization/ Department is to approve and recommend the project before forwarding.

The individual and other organizations intended for seeking assistance for innovative projects need to get the project approved from the concerned State Animal Husbandry and forwarded through the SLEC.

The projects under Innovation and Research and Development submitted by the concerned Agency / Universities/ ICAR and other credible organization shall be evaluated and appraised by the Expert Group and recommend the same for consideration for funding by the Empowered Committee.

The Institutes intended for taking assistance shall submit applications as per Appendix IV of the operational guidelines.

Funding Pattern

The Central Government will provide 100% assistance for conducting Extension, R&D and Innovation activities.

Eligible Entity

ICAR, Central Institutes, State Government University farms and other credible institutions and Start Ups.

Implementing Agency

Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India

Follow up

The agency will submit progress report at least on each quarter depending on the project.

Objective

To increase awareness among all stakeholders involved in animal husbandry sector regarding scientific livestock rearing through available extension platforms

Salient features

Under this activity assistance will be provided for IEC activities like seminar, training and capacity Building, Livestock Farmers Groups/Breeder’s Association, Organization of various promotional activities related to Animal Husbandry, scheme promotion etc. at State, Central and Regional Level, Operatonalization of Farmers Field Schools, Exposure Visit for Livestock Extension Facilitators (LEF), Exposure Visit of farmer, Staff component of livestock Extension, Demonstration Activities, Creating awareness through social media and audio visual support, extension education and creation of literature on livestock extension etc. The information can be disseminated through various platforms such as audio-visual aids (TV and radio shows and talks), social media, hoardings, panels, Kiosks, printed materials etc.

Various extension agencies would be assisted in preparation and development of video and multimedia packages on livestock extension. In addition, support should be provided to development and documentation of success stories and best practices on livestock sector. Materials thus produced would be widely distributed through all the agencies involved in the animal husbandry sector.

The existing human resources employed at the field level in agriculture and allied departments including Gopal Mitras, Prani Bandhus, Village extension workers, NGOs, progressive farmers, etc., would also be included for capacity building.

The Agencies intended for taking assistance under this activity shall submit application in the format at Appendix V of operational guidelines.

Funding pattern

For conducting events of scheme promotion, dissemination of knowledge and related activities for promoting animal husbandry at Block, District and State Level, the assistance will be provided up to Rupees one lakh, two lakh and three lakh for each Block, District and State for conducting of each event depending on the availability of fund. The funding pattern will be 60: 40 for all States except NER & Himalayan States, where it will be 90:10

For conducting events of scheme promotion, dissemination of knowledge and related activities for promoting animal husbandry in the Regional and Central Level, 100% assistance will be provided.

For training and capacity buildings 100% funding will be provided for carrying out training for entrepreneurship, Poultry Management, Scientific Poultry Production, scientific rearing of sheep goat and pig, Artificial Insemination technology for sheep & goat and pig, feed and fodder development

For IEC activities funding will be provided to the State Animal Husbandry Department for publication of posters, pamphlets, publications and audio-visual media.

100% Funding will be provided to the Central Government Agencies and Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying for creating awareness on the Schemes implemented by the Central Government and matters related to creating awareness on Animal Husbandry Development.

Beneficiaries

State Animal Husbandry Department and DAHD, GOI.

Implementing Agencies

State Animal Husbandry Department, DAHD, GOI.

Objectives

To manage the life risk and uncertainties by providing protection mechanisms to the farmers against any eventual loss of their animals due to death and to demonstrate the benefit of the insurance of livestock to the people.

Salient Feature

The Risk Management & Insurance is to be implemented in all the Districts of the Country including those carved out in future, if any.

The indigenous / crossbred milch animals, pack animals (Horses, Donkey, Mules, Camels, Ponies and Cattle/Buffalo Male), and other Livestock (Goat, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbit, Yak and Mithun etc.) will be under the purview of this component.

Benefit of subsidy is restricted to 5 animals per beneficiary per household for all animals except for sheep, goat, pig and rabbit, where the benefit will be restricted to 5 cattle units (1 cattle unit = 10 sheep/goat/pig/rabbit). Therefore, the benefit of subsidy to sheep, goat, pig and rabbit is to be restricted to 5 Cattle Unit per beneficiary per household. However, a beneficiary having less than 5 animals / 1 Cattle Unit can also avail the benefit of subsidy. Efforts will be made to bring all large and small animals under insurance coverage.

The Risk management and Insurance component envisages the following payments from central funds as Grant’s - in –Aid:

Funding Pattern

(a) Subsidy for insurance premium will be paid as per following:

NORMAL AREAS

Category Central Share State Share Beneficiary Share
BPL / SC / ST 40% 30% 30%
APL 25% 25% 50%

NORTH EAST REGION /HIMALAYAN STATES

Category Central Share State Share Beneficiary Share
BPL / SC / ST 50% 30% 20%
APL 35% 25% 40%

UNION TERRITORIES

Category Central Share State Share Beneficiary Share
BPL / SC / ST 80% NIL 20%
APL 60% NIL 40%

(b) 100% Payments of Honorarium to the Veterinary Practitioners and

(c) 100% Publicity

However, a beneficiary may insure more than 5 animals by paying the full premium without availing the benefit of subsidy for all animals except sheep, goat, pig and rabbit. Similarly, a beneficiary may insure more than 5 ‘Cattle Unit’ by paying the full premium without availing the benefit of subsidy for sheep, goat, pig and rabbit.

For this purpose, ‘household’ will be defined on the same lines as adopted under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, here-in-after referred to as MNREGA for brevity. Efforts should be made to insure the animals for at least three years rather than one year.

Beneficiaries

State Animal Husbandry Department. However, special efforts will be made to associate and involve the registered milk societies / unions for ensuring the animals belonging to the members of these societies / unions as a group.

The insurance companies will also be persuaded to give some further concessions to these societies / unions with respect to the rate of premium as the work of their agents will be reduced otherwise.

Rate of Premium

One year (Normal area) 4.5%
NER/Himalayan States 5.5%
Two year (Normal area) 8%
NER/Himalayan States 9%
Three year (Normal area) 11%
NER/Himalayan States 11.5%

Implementing agencies

State Animal Husbandry Department and State Implementation Agencies

Selection of Insurance companies

For Selection of Insurance companies, insurance, settlement of claim, the implementing agency may follow the guidelines as per Appendix VI