GUIDELINES FOR PROCUREMENT OF ANIMALS UNDER YSR CHEYUTHA

The government of Andhra Pradesh is determined to increase the income of the women farmers and their families by encouraging popular livelihood activities through the supply of animals under GUIDELINES FOR PROCUREMENT OF ANIMALS UNDER YSR CHEYUTHA AASARA SCHEMES YSR Cheyutha/Aasara Schemes.

Accordingly, Government has decided to support women farmers to procure cows/ buffaloes from either within the state or outside the state as per the choice of the women beneficiaries who have opted for animals rearing under GUIDELINES FOR PROCUREMENT OF ANIMALS UNDER YSR CHEYUTHA AASARA SCHEMES YSR Cheyutha/Aasara schemes.

1) Objective of the scheme:
Extend financial assistance to the women of BC,SC,ST & Minority communities of 45-60 years age
Enhance their livelihood opportunities and living standards
To ensure optimal production from animals supplied under this programme by making available good quality feed and fodder through RBKs in the State
Providing Health care services to the animals through AH Departmental Staff.

2) Selection of beneficiary:
Beneficiary identification as per the eligible criteria who are interested to rear dairy animal and obtaining beneficiary willingness for purchase of animals under YSR Cheyutha/Aasara schemes was done by the SERP.
Approximately 5.63 Lakh women beneficiaries have opted for rearing the dairy animals (2.53 Lakh cows + 3.09 lakh buffaloes)
The beneficiary selected for sanction of dairy animal units shall be categorically informed at the time of selection itself by SERP & AH Department that the animal to be purchased will be as per the choice of the beneficiary regarding species (Buffalo/cow) and category (Heifer Pregnant/Pregnant animal/Milch animal) and place of procurement of animal.

3) Pre-Induction Training to the Beneficiaries
• Pre-Induction Training shall be given to the selected beneficiaries on type of animal, breed, unit size, unit cost, selection procedure at the time of procurement of animals, place of procurement, transportation of animals, insurance coverage etc. Advantages of procuring animals from breeding tract (outside the state) will also be highlighted.

4) Type of animals
• Pregnant Heifers, pregnant and milch animals shall be procured among the categories of Buffaloes and cows (as per the annexure-II) as per the beneficiary choice.

5) Breeds:
• Buffaloes : Murrah/Graded Murrah
• Crossbred Cows : Holstein Friesian (HF) and Jersey
• Indigenous breeds: Gir/Sahiwal

6) Unit Size:
• One Pregnant Heifer/ Pregnant animal /Milch animal per beneficiary

7) Unit Cost:
• Rs.75,000/-
• The unit cost shall include the following in order of priority.
o Animal cost & Insurance cost, o Transportation cost o Feeding cost and
• If the amount required for purchase of animal, insurance cost, feeding cost and transportation cost of selected animal is over and above the amount released through the bank tie up i.e. Rs.75,000/- per animal the balance amount shall be borne by the beneficiary.
• Balance amount if any in unit cost after payment towards animal & insurance cost shall be utilized for feeding support and transportation cost of purchased animal.
• The Banks are advised to issue Pasu Kissan Credit cards to the beneficiaries as working capital for hassle free maintenance of the grounded animal.
• The banks will pay the unit cost of animal within the prescribed ceiling limits as per committee recommendations (as mentioned in Annexure-II) to the seller concerned after completion of the necessary documentation and purchase of the animal by the beneficiary.
• The transportation of the animal has to be organized by the beneficiaries themselves and submit the vouchers/bills to banker

8) Finalization of rates of animals:

a) Milch animals:
• The animal shall be subjected for three uninterrupted milkings to arrive at the average milk yield in the sellers village/ at nearest RBK/gathering points (as per milk recording sheet –Annexure-III)  Step- I: Day: 1, Evening – Emptying of udder  Step-II: Day: 2, Morning – 1st milking.
 Step-III: Day: 2, Evening – 2nd milking.  Step-IV: Day: 3, Morning – 3rd milking.
• The time gap between two milkings should be 10-12 hrs.
• The average of 1st, 2nd and 3rd milkings X 2 will be the average milk production of milch animal per day.
• Cost of the animals is assessed by the average milk production of milch animal, species and breed as per the annexure and shall not exceed the rate which is calculated based on the milk yield of the animal (as mentioned in Annexure-II).
• Ensure that Oxytocin hormone is not used for milking of milch animals.

b) Pregnant Milch Animals & Pregnant Heifers:
• Stage of pregnancy- 6-7 months in case of Cows and 7-8 months in case of buffaloes.
• Proven breed and phenotypical characters
• Age of the animal as assessed by means of dentition by accompanying Veterinarian.
• The buffaloes shall be procured when the animal cuts 6-8 teeth.
• The cows shall be procured when it cuts 4-6 teeth
• Cost of the animal is ascertained based on the type, breed and category of the animal (as mentioned in Annexure-II)
c) Purchase Committee/Procurement Committee:
• The beneficiary concerned
• The VAS/AD concerned
• Representative of SERP
• Bank representative

9) Disease Screening Tests
• The AH Department will undertake required screening tests of the animals proposed to be procured as per need by the local Veterinarian in the purchase committee.

10) Proposed specifications for selection of different breeds of animals

11) Procedures adopted for transparent procurement of animals A. Procurement within the State:
i. Only INAPH tagged animals (Cattle/Buffaloes) are permitted for purchases. No animals without INAPH tag shall be purchased by the beneficiary.
ii. Recently tagged animals (less than 1 month) will not be permitted for purchase in the scheme. (Veterinarian concerned to verify and to confirm). iii. Animals shall be procured as per the beneficiary choice. iv. After choosing the animal, beneficiaries and sellers shall report the details of animals to their VAS/AVH AD concerned 1 week prior to purchase in identified location.
v. Sellers identity shall be established on the basis of Aadhar and animal INAPH tag number.
vi. VAS/AVH AD will finalize the place for assembling after initial meeting at RBK, preferably the nearest RBK/gathering points to select animals so that the committee can complete the documentation along with photographs (video graph if necessary).
vii. Sellers shall bring the animals to the nearest RBK/gathering points for valuation and inspection by the committee members.
viii. The Purchase committee will evaluate and certify the animals chosen and purchased by the beneficiaries along with the seller at the concerned RBK/gathering points on every Wednesday or Saturday.
ix. The VAS/AVH AD concerned will issue the health and valuation certificate of the animal (annexure IV as per convenience of the committee members).
x. In case of milch animals, the beneficiaries and sellers shall inform the local AHA or Paravet for recording of milk yield. After verification in INAPH portal
the AHA/Paravet shall follow as per the prescribed procedure and present the results to the VAS/AVH AD on day of grounding (i.e, Wednesday/Saturday). xi. Pregnant animals & Heifers shall be examined & evaluated by the concerned VAS/AVH AD and issue health and valuation certificate
(annexure IV) xii. The committee members will finalize the cost of the animals based on the selection criteria- choice of the beneficiary, breed, age, characters, stage of lactation etc., of the selected animal.
xiii. The seller shall then give his willingness to sell the animal as per the price negotiated (annexure V) and finalised by the committee as per standards specified in annexure-II along with Bank details of sellers for effecting payment to the seller by the bank.
xiv. Insurance of the purchased animals in the name of the financing bank for 3 years with the already existing INAPH tag number at RBK/gathering points itself.
xv. The Ownership shall be changed in favour of the beneficiary in the records of AH Department in INAPH Portal after completion of payment to the seller.

B. Procurement from outside the state:

  1. In case of purchases outside the state, the purchase committee shall procure the animals in the breeding tracts of respective states as per the details and specifications given below within the unit cost as per the choice of the beneficiary. 2. The bank will release the advance from the beneficiary bank account to the SERP/ Animal Husbandry Officer in the Purchase committee to avoid undue delay in purchase and transportation of the animal from the seller to the beneficiary
  2. The animals purchased outside the state shall be invariably tagged with INPAH tags before actual transportation of the animals to the beneficiary village (if not previously tagged).
  3. The guidelines and specifications mentioned in the G.O.Ms.No.36, AHDD&F Dept., Dated 06-10-2020 will be followed for procurement of different categories of animals from outside the State. C. Transportation of the animals:
    • The selected animals shall be transported to the beneficiary village by the beneficiaries themselves after completion of documentation and payment to the seller in both the cases
  4. Payment to Animal Sellers:
    • Payment towards the cost of animal (Milch/Pregnant/Pregnant Heifers) which was finalized by the committee shall be paid to the bank account of animal seller by the banker from the unit cost after receipt of the acknowledgment of the beneficiary (annexure VI) and sale consent of the animal from the seller concerned.
  5. Post-Induction Training to the Beneficiaries
    • Enlightening the beneficiaries on the modern feeding practices, milking practices, health care and management of the pregnant animals/milch animals, vaccination schedule, deworming, etc., by the concerned VAS/AVH AD. The local veterinarian is responsible for follow up activities in animal Health management
  6. Insurance:
    • The insurance cover shall be for 3 years and shall be executed by bankers in the name of the Financing bank
    • Insurance coverage will be as per the IRDA norms and as group policy.
    • The Insurance premium shall be paid from Rs.75,000/- within the unit cost by the banker.
    • For animals purchased outside the state transit insurance shall also be included in the scheme
  7. Feed support through RBKs:
    • Feed support will be provided to the animals through RBKS by encouraging entrepreneurs
    • Fodder production support through MGNREGS and AH Department as per land availability of the beneficiary.
  8. Physical verification of animals:
    • Physical verification.
    9 100% verification by AHA/Para-staff (I/c of RBK)
    9 50% verification by Veterinary Assistant Surgeon
    9 25% by AVH Assistant Director (AH)
    9 10% by Divisional Deputy Director (AH)
    9 5% by District Joint Director (AH)
    • Animals verified by VAS/AD/DD/JD shall not be repeated by any other officers and the procedure should be completed within one week
    • The AHA should invariably take care of preventive health care & reproductive health care as mentioned below
    9 1st week – daily
    9 2nd week – Once in 3 days
    9 After 15 days – Once in a week
    • Verify whether INAPH tag is intact or not and apply for fresh tag if tag is lost
    • Encourage beneficiaries for feed & fodder linkages
    • Milk recordings of the animals grounded under the scheme as per the prescribed proforma (Annexure-VII) shall filled in by AHA
  9. Usage of Web Application:
    • The “YSR Cheyutha App” developed to monitor the grounding particulars shall invariably be used by all concerned which is user friendly
    • The VAS/AVH AD will upload all the documents in the portal with assistance of departmental staff.
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