Animal Husbandry

Kamdhenu Dairy Scheme

  • Uttar Pradesh is the largest milk producing State in the country.
  • Though Uttar Pradesh, with the production 939 lacs M.T. of milk during the year 2013-14is the largest milk producing  State in the country, yet   average productivity of animals is low in comparison to other states of the country mainly due to less availability of high yielding germ plasm animals in the State.
  • In order to over come the low availability of high yielding germ plasm animals, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has launched interest free Kamdhenu Dairy Scheme, which envisage establishment of dairy units of 100 high yielding animals procured from outside the
  • The number of dairy units to be established under this scheme by 31 of March 2017 is 300.