NABARD organizes workshop on Dairy Entrepreneurship

A day long workshop cum awareness camp on Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) was today here with Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba as the chief guest.The workshop was organized 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 departments, financial and commercial institutions, NGOs and various other cooperative societies.

On the occasion, a detailed account of DEDS was highlighted with a power point presentation during which various aspects of the scheme were deliberated. It was informed that under the scheme, various sections of the society including farmers, Individual Entrepreneurs, NGOs, companies, groups of organized and unorganized sector, self-help groups, Dairy cooperative societies and various others are beingbenefited 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. Moreover it was informed that in Baramulla district, about 115 beneficiaries have been covered among which an amount of Rs 87.546 lakh have been distributed as subsidy.

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