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Cattle Development Programme (CDP) in Uttar Pradesh.


The project titled “Generation of Rural Employment and Sustainable Livelihood through Development Projects” under SGSY is under implementation in 17 Districts of Uttar Pradesh, through BAIF Development Research Foundation. The project was sanctioned by Govt of India in February 2004 with a budget outlay of Rs.13.61 Crore. The project envisages establishing and operating 100 Cattle Breeding Centres each in 17 districts of Eastern UP. NABARD is programme monitoring and fund channeling agency for the Cattle Development Projects. The project aims to provide gainful self employment to the rural poor through dairy husbandry & livestock development in UP.List of Activities under the project include :

  1. Production of improved cattle out of local non descript low productive animals by setting up of Cattle Development Centres (CDCs).
  2. Generation of income through production & marketing of milk.
  3. Set up 100 CDCs over a period of 5 years.
  4. Funding Agency (Govt. of India) through 100% grant, Implementing Agency (BAIF) Monitoring Agency (NABARD).

Sub Processes under the project include :

  1. Door to door services to breed local cows & buffaloes
  2. Technical & promotional support to farmers by trained BAIF field officials for livestock breeding services, which would include state of the art technology for frozen semen, efficient breeding services, fodder development, disease investigation, vaccination & nutritional advice.
  3. Enable District Dairy Farmers’ Association to support the programme in the long run.

Financial Progress of implementation (as on 31 March 2012)

Sl. No. Details Amount (Rs. Lakh)
1 Total Grant received from GOI 1278.90
2 Total funds available with NABARD including interest 1359.57
3 Total Expenditure paid to IA – BAIF 1300.88
4 Total Expenditure at NABARD Level including interest 1357.88
5 % Utilisation at NABARD Level 99.88

Physical progress of the project is as unde :

Sr.No Status of implementation under Cattle Development Programme Uttar Pradesh
Target Achievement
1 Establishment of Cattle Development Centres 100 100
2 Registration of Families 80,000 83954

Artificial Insemination

403765 773805
4 Confirmed Pregnancies 192234 373302
5 Formation of District Dairy Farmers’ Association 17 16
6 Formation of Cattle Farmers’ Association 100 100

Cattle Development Programme implementation in UP has come to an end on March 2012. State Government may like to replicate and upscale the programme in other districts of UP.

Source: NABARD

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