‘IDSRR has great potential to boost rural economy’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 8: Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Science & Technology and Information Technology, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi today chaired a meeting of officers to review the implementation of Central Sector Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbits (IDSRR) Scheme in the state.
The Minister impressed upon the officers of Sheep Husbandry Department to promote the scheme among the farmers as it has great potential for boosting rural economy.
Elucidating its scope, he said the scheme would help increase the production of mutton which has huge consumption in the state. He said those having interest in establishing such units may be asked to contact the District, Sheep Husbandry Officer of the concerned districts who are the Sponsoring Officers (s) of the scheme, an official statement said.
The meeting was apprised that the State Level Sanctioning & Monitoring Committee (SLSMC) has approved the extension of scheme to the entire state, adding that five districts, including Baramulla, Rajouri, Udhampur, Kathua and Doda have been covered so far. The scheme provides capital subsidy as against interest free loan for the Micro Enterprises proposed to be set up under the scheme on the Micro mode. The State Level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee have also modified the unit size of animals from 40 ewes to 25 ewes without modifying unit cost of Rs. one lakh. Besides, the scheme also provides establishment of units of 500 animals each at a cost of Rs. 25 lakh. The subsidy component as provided under the scheme is to the tune of 25 percent back ended capital subsidy ( 33.3 percent in hilly areas and beneficiaries belong to SC/ST categories in all areas) apart from the loan to be provided by commercial and rural banks.
It was also informed that NABARD has already taken up activities concerning capacity building in NGO sector, training of bankers and farmers in the five district. It was also made out that 212 cases under the scheme have been sponsored to the banks by the department.
The meeting was informed that meanwhile the department has started the process of identifying NGOs in the left out seventeen districts, who would have to act as facilitator for facilitating beneficiaries in preparation of project reports, obtaining of loan under the scheme from the various financial institutions and other technical support,have also been started.
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