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Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has started/ proposes to start Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in the country; and

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the amount of loan disbursed by the NABARD under the said scheme to weaker sections including Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and minority communities during the last three years and the current year, year and State/UT-wise including Maharashtra?


 The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance (Shri Namo Narain Meena)

 (a) & (b) Yes, Sir. The budget provision for the Scheme during 2013-14 is Rs. 300 crore. As reported by NABARD, the State-wise release of subsidy, including to SCs/STs, under DEDS for 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (till 30.6.2013) is given in Annexure. However, the information regarding subsidy to Other Backward Classes(OBCs) and Minority Communities is not maintained by NABARD.