Chandigarh: In order to increase the milk production and supplement the income of the state farmers as desired by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Dairy Development department is all set to begin a new batch of a two-week long dairy farming training programme from December 18 to 29, 2023.
Disclosing this here today, Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Department Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Khudian said that post the training, the general category farmers would be eligible to avail Rs. 17,500 subsidy on each milch cattle for establishing a dairy unit of 2 to 20 milch cattle under the scheme. Similarly, dairy farmers belonging to scheduled caste (SC) category will be eligible to avail an amount of Rs 23100 on each milch cattle for establishing a similar unit, he added.
The Cabinet Minister said that farmers can also avail subsidy to establish model cattle sheds and on machinery including milking machines and fodder harvesters.
He said that interested farmers between the age of 18 to 55 having rural background, at least passed 5th standard and possessing land to cultivate green fodder can enrol for this training by submitting their Education Qualification Certificate, Aadhar Card and Passport size photo at nearby District Deputy Director Dairy Development office.
Under this training, dairy farmers will be imparted whole knowledge regarding milch cattle including its nurturing, diet, diseases, breed improvement, producing green fodder whole year, making milk products, etc, he added.