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Dairy Sahakar Scheme: An initiative of Ministry of Cooperation

 

Dairy Sahakar Scheme- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Dairy Sahakar Scheme- Context

  • Recently, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation launched the “Dairy Sahakar” scheme at Anand, Gujarat
    • Dairy Sahakar scheme was launched during the function organized by Amul for the celebration of 75th Foundation Year of Amul.

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Dairy Sahakar Scheme- Key Points

  • About: Dairy Sahakar scheme is launched to promote the cooperative sector in India with an aim to realize the vision: “from cooperation to prosperity”
  • Funding: Dairy Sahakar scheme is expected to get a total investment of Rs 5000 crore from the government.
  • Implementing Agency: Dairy Sahakar scheme will be implemented by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) under the Ministry of Cooperation.
  • Key Beneficiaries: Under the Dairy Sahakar Scheme, NCDC will extend financial support to eligible cooperatives for activities like-
    • Bovine development,
    • Milk procurement, processing,
    • Quality assurance,
    • Value addition,
    • Branding,
    • Packaging,
    • Marketing,
    • Transportation and storage of milk and milk products,
    • Exports of dairy products, etc.

UN Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

 

Dairy Sahakar Scheme- Key Significance

  • Dairy Sahakar Scheme will supplement the existing efforts of strengthening the dairy sector in the country’
  • Dairy Sahakar Scheme will also help in doubling the farmer’s income.
  • Dairy Sahakar Scheme will also play a key role in realizing the vision of ‘from cooperation to prosperity’.
  • Convergence of Various Schemes: Convergence with various schemes of Government of India and/or of State Government/UT Administration/ Development agencies/ bilateral/multilateral assistance/ CSR mechanism is encouraged.
  • Promote exports: Dairy Sahakar Scheme will also boost exports, resulting in “Doubling the farmer’s income” and realizing the objectives of “Atmanirbhar Bharat.

 

A Climate Dividend- India at the COP26 of the UNFCCC

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