BARAMULLA: A day-long workshop-cum-awareness camp on Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) was held here on Saturday with Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba as the chief guest, a press note read.
The workshop was organised by National Agricultural Bank for Agricultural and Rural Board (NABARD) which marked the participation of large number of beneficiaries, representatives from Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, financial and commercial institutions, NGOs and various other cooperative societies.
According to the press note, a detailed account of DEDS was highlighted through a power point presentation during which various aspects of the scheme were deliberated.
Under the scheme, various sections of the society including farmers, Individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, companies, groups of organised and unorganised sector, self-help groups, dairy cooperative societies and various others are being benefited by providing loans at appropriate rates for establishing income generating units wherein a subsidy @25% for open category and @33% for SC/ST categories are being provided to the borrowers. In Baramulla district, about 115 beneficiaries have been covered among which an amount of Rs 87.546 lakh have been distributed as subsidy, the press note further added.