Centrally Sponsored Scheme for
Integrated Development of
Small Ruminants and Rabbits
The Scheme Context
• The Sector contributes Rs 2400 cr, which is 10 %
of the total value of the livestock products.
• Poor awareness of the role played by the sector
for the downtrodden- the landless, marginal and
small farmers.
• No other scheme aimed at the sector at the
national level.
The Scheme Context
• 41 breeds of Sheep and 20 breeds of goat
available in the country.
• Very little scientific breeding to improve
• An all encompassing Scheme, having scope for
all required / potential interventions has
therefore been devised.
• Encouraging sheep/goat/rabbit rearing farmers
to go for Commercial Rearing
• Production performance of the native breeds
to be improved by regular selection and culling
based on measurable indicators.
Scheme Components
 Two channels – one for credit linkage of
commercial units and private breeding farms and
another to support State Govts for reviving
breeding Farms.
 Assistance to States will be for reviving breeding
farms, human resource development, supporting
research and for organizing livestock shows etc.
 NABARD will be administering the Capital
Subsidy for only the first channel i.e. credit
linkage of commercial units and private breeding
Components for Credit Linkage
(Rs Lakh )
SN Component
TFO Pattern of Assistance
Sheep and Goat
rearing (40+2)
Sheep and Goat
breeding units
Rabbit Rearing 2.25
25% of TFO as Capital
Subsidy subject to max
of Rs 0.25 lakh
25.00 25% of TFO as CS
subject to a maximum of
Rs 6.25 lakh
25% of TFO as CS
subject to a maximum of
Rs 0.56 lakh
Funding Pattern
(Rs Lakh )
10 % of TFO in case of rearing
25% of TFO in case of breeding
Capital Subsidy
25 % of TFO subject to ceilings
(33.33% for SC/ST, Hilly and
NE States including Sikkim)
Bank loan
Balance amount –Not less than
50% incl. subsidy. For
SC/ST,Hilly and NE States
including Sikkim Min. 58.33%
Implementation period and Area of
• Scheme to be implemented during remaining
XI plan period ( 2010-11 & 2011-12) .
• 114 districts identified for Small Ruminants
and 12 for Rabbits. SLSMC can include new
districts in their State (even in States not listed
in Annexure I) depending upon the potential .
For setting up rearing units
• Individual farmers , SHGs.
• Preference to be given to traditional Shepherds,
women, SC and STs
For breeding farms - Individual farmers, traditional
breeders, NGOs, entrepreneurs etc, with preference for
those who have organised the farmers into groups.
Other Terms
• Linkage with Credit is a binding condition .
• All institutions eligible for NABARD refinance would
be eligible for Subsidy under the schemes.
• Rate of Interest and Security norms as per the
instructions / guidelines issued by RBI from time to
• Repayment period of the loan will depend upon the
cash flow and will be up to a maximum of 9 years
including grace period of 2 years.
1. Constitution of a State Level sanctioning and
Monitoring Committee (SLSMC)
SLSMCs to be constituted by State Govt concerned & it
will be headed by Principal Secretary / Secretary of the
Department of Animal Husbandry of the State and
have as it member:Department of AHD&F, MoA, GoI
SLBC Convener
State Animal Husbandry Department
RO of NABARD –Convener.
NGO -facilitator
2. Identification of NGOs to act as facilitators
SLSMC to invite proposals from NGOs working in the
field of small ruminants or those ready to work in this
These NGOs will organise the interested beneficiaries
into groups, nurture them, provide training in
consultation with local AHD, facilitate sanction of loans
to these groups by local groups and arrange for inputs
and marketing of the animals.
SLMC will select selects at-least 2-3 NGOs in each
No fee for the services rendered by the facilitators.
However NGOs will be provided with grant up to
Rs.15.00 lakh towards strengthening of training
infrastructure and faculty up gradation.
NGO can identify beneficiaries and conduct training
Max expenditure of Rs.2000 per farmer could be
incurred by the chosen NGO for 50-60 farmers 1-2
day training.
For formation of SHGs / JLGs the chosen NGOs can
follow the NABARD guidelines.
As for as possible rope in existing SHGs / JLGs
Facilitator to identify beneficiary , facilitate Bank
loan sanction , Backward /forward linkages,
Proposals received from applicants directly by the
banks / sponsored by the Dept of AH or NGO may be
sanctioned by SLSMC.
Progress in sanction
Progress as on 30 June 2012
• No of units: 2786
• Cumulative subsidy- Rs. 1367.70 lakh
• Target: 2012-13- Rs. 1500 lakh
• Subsidy: Rs. 594.53 lakh
• Pending : Rs. 381 lakh for want of funds from
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