Good news ! The state govt. has started Gujarat Mukhyamantri Gau Mata Poshan Yojana 2023. Here govt. will provide assistance to Gaushala, Panjrapole and Trust managed institutions for preservation of cow and infrastructural facilities. Mukhyamantri Gaumata Poshan Yojana has been announced in the Gujarat budget 2022-23. Read this article till the end to know detailed information regarding गौ माता पोषण योजना.

Mukhyamantri Gaumata Poshan Yojana in Gujarat Budget 2023-24

Finance minister presented Gujarat Budget 2023-24 on 24 February 2023 in which he said "A provision of Rs. 500 crore under Mukhyamantri Gaumata Poshan Yojana for providing maintenance and infrastructure for cows and bullocks to gaushala, panjarapol and organizations managed by trusts".

What is Mukhyamantri Gau Mata Poshan Yojana 2023

Cow has immense importance in the Indian culture. Cow protection and cow rearing is paramount since the ages of Dwarikadhish Lord Shri Krishna. The State Government is active for the protection and conservation of cows. Non-government and voluntary organizations are contributing significantly along with the government, for preservation and protection of the cows. Panjarapoles and Gaushalas in the state are taking care of thousands of cows and other animals. 
To fulfil the resolve of the government towards cows, a scheme named "Mukhyamantri Gau Mata Poshan Yojna" has been announced in Gujarat Budget 2022-23. This scheme is announced for the operations and maintenance of Gaushalas and Panjarapoles. A provision of Rs. 500 crores has been made in the next year for this scheme. Further, a provision of Rs. 100 crores has been made for special activities in urban and rural areas to resolve the problem of stray animals

Mukhyamantri Gaumata Poshan Yojana in Gujarat Budget 2022-23

To promote animal husbandry, following allocations have been made in Gujarat Budget 2022-23:-
  • A provision of Rs. 500 crore to Gaushala, Panjrapole and Trust managed institutions for preservation of cow and infrastructural facilities in Mukhyamantri Gaumata Poshan Yojana. 
  • A provision of Rs. 300 crore for interest relief to Animal keepers on sort term loan. 
  • Provision of Rs. 80 crore to provide subvention for setting up dairy farm and animal unit at rural level for self-employment.
  • A provision of Rs. 58 crore to continue the services of mobile veterinary dispensary and make them more compact.
  • Provision of Rs. 50 crore for too look after the stray animals in rural areas.
  • A provision of Rs. 44 crore to provide benefit of cattle feed through Khandan Sahay Yojana to animal keepers during pre and post deliveries of their animals. 
  • A provision of Rs. 24 crore for Mukhyamantri Nishulk Pashu Saravar Yojana. 
  • Provision of Rs. 12 crore for construction of milk house/godowns for rural milk producing cooperative societies.
  • A provision of Rs. 8 crore for Karuna Animal ambulance 1962.

Interest Subsidy for Rabi, Summer Short Term Crop Loans

Government has taken numerous steps for increasing farmer’s income and making agriculture remunerative. Organic farming is being encouraged so that farmers can reduce expenses and earn more. Dang District has become the first district to fully adopt organic farming. Government has taken immediate relief measures for the farmers at the time of natural disaster. At present, interest subvention scheme is under implementation for the kharif short term crop loan only. A new scheme is announced to provide interest subvention for the rabi and summer short term crop loan also.

Interest Subvention on Short Term Loans to Cattlemen / Fishermen in Gujarat

There has been a demand by the cattlemen and the fishermen for providing them similar interest subvention for loan under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) as that of the farmers. In order to increase the productivity of the dairy and fisheries sectors, A scheme is announced to provide interest subvention on the short term loans to the cattlemen and the fishermen. Under this scheme interest free loan to the tune of ₹ 8 to 10 thousand crores is estimated to be availed.