From 2014 to 2015, the National Livestock Mission (NLM) was implemented. The Mission is intended to cover all efforts necessary to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvements in livestock production systems, as well as the capacity building of all stakeholders. The Mission will address everything related to improving cattle productivity, as well as the projects and efforts needed to achieve that goal. This Mission was created with the goal of ensuring the long-term viability of the livestock sector by focusing on increasing the supply of high-quality feed and fodder. All states, including Sikkim, have adopted the NLM.
The Sub-Mission on Fodder and Feed Development would address the lack of animal feed supplies in order to boost India's livestock sector and maximise its export potential. The main goal is to eliminate the deficit.
There are provisions for productivity enhancement, entrepreneurship development, and job creation (bankable projects), strengthening of state farm infrastructure in terms of modernization, automation, and biosecurity, conservation of threatened breeds, minor livestock development, rural slaughterhouses, fallen animals, and livestock insurance under the Sub-Mission on Livestock Development.
The Government of India hereby makes the following amendments to the Operational Guidelines of the National Livestock Mission issued on April 27, 2016 in the public interest, in accordance with the approval granted by the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying to the recommendations of the Executive Committee in its meeting held on August 27, 2020:
1. Under the EDEG- Poultry Venture Capital Fund, all 13 activities will be deleted, and a new component called "Establishment of Backyard Poultry" will be added "shall be included, with a 25% subsidy (up to Rs. 12.00 lakh) for the establishment of a composite Backyard Poultry Unit consisting of a Parent Farm, Hatchery Unit, and Mother Unit to rear chicks produced from the Hatchery. Annexure I contains a list of the specific components that will be available for lending.
2. A new component, namely IDSRR-EDEG, has been added to the sub-component IDSRR-EDEG, in addition to existing activities "Breeding farms with 500 ewes/does and 25 rams/bucks, as well as the necessary infrastructure, are eligible for a subsidy of up to Rs. 21.50 lakh will be eligible.
3. In the EDEG-Pig Development, a new activity titled "Pig breeding Farm for Production of High Genetic Merit Germplasm with 100 sows and 10 boars including all infrastructure" shall be included in addition to existing activities, for which a subsidy of 25%, up to Rs. 12.57 lakh limit, will be eligible.
4. The support for Distribution of Power Driven Chaff Cutter shall be amended to the tune of Rs. 20,000/- for one unit under the Feed and Fodder Development Sub-mission, rather than having separate upper ceilings based on Horse Power and animal holding.
5. Wherever applicable, the rate of help will be doubled from the current rate of assistance provided by the Central Government for the establishment of high-capacity fodder block manufacturing units and hay producing machines / reapers / forage harvesters.
6. The rate of central assistance under 'Establishment of Silage Making Units' shall be doubled, and new activity, Establishment of Silage Making Units of 2000 to 2400 MT Capacity, for which 60 percent central assistance will be provided, up to a limit of Rs. 30.00 lakhs, will be included. This category could potentially contain a fodder cutter and a trolley loader.
7. The activity of "Establishment of rural slaughterhouses" will be viewed as a delinquent act.
8. This component will only be continued for Dairy Cooperatives in terms of Bypass Protein Making Units and Area Specific Mineral Mixture / Feed Pelleting / Feed Manufacturing Units.