Government of Andhra Pradesh is determined to increase the income of the women farmers and their families by encouraging popular livelihood activities through purchase of Sheep/ Goat under YSR Cheyutha/Aasara schemes.

Accordingly, Government has decided to support women farmers to procure Sheep/Goat as per the choice of the women beneficiaries who have opted for Sheep/Goat rearing under 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 opportunities standards

•        To ensure optimal production from animals purchased under  this programme by making available good quality  feed and fodder through RBKs in the State 

•        Providing Health care services to the animals through Animal Husbandry Departmental Staff.

 2) Selection of beneficiary:

•        Beneficiary identification as per the eligible criteria who are interested to rear Sheep/Goat and obtaining beneficiary willingness for purchase of animals under YSR Cheyuta/Aasara schemes was done by the SERP.

•        Approximately 2.98 Lakh  women beneficiaries have opted for rearing the Sheep & Goat units (181403 Sheep + 116460 Goat)

•        The beneficiary selected for sanction of units shall be categorically informed at the time of selection itself by SERP & Animal Husbandry Department that the animals can be purchased as per the choice of the beneficiary regarding species (Sheep/Goat) and category (Ewes/Does unit) 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.  

 4) Type of animals:

•        Sheep and Goat shall be procured as per the beneficiary choice. 

 5) Breeds:

•        Sheep: Nellore Brown, Jodipi, Macherla Brown and Vizianagaram breed 

•        Goat: Black Bengal/Local Breeds

 6) Unit Size: 

•        Young Ewes and Does-14+1

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 unit 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 units.

•        The Banks are advised to issue Pasu Kissan Credit cards to the beneficiaries for working capital for hassle free maintenance of the grounded animals.

•        The banks will pay the unit cost of animals as per committee recommendation to the seller concerned after completion of the necessary documentation and purchase of the animals by the beneficiary.

•        The transportation of the animals has to be organized by the beneficiaries themselves and submit the vouchers/bills to banker

8)      Finalization of rates:

a) Sheep/Goat:

• Cost of 14 weaned ewes/Does:Rs.4,500/- aged 5-6 Months and Breeding Ram:Rs.8,000/- aged 1 year.

b) Purchase Committee/Procurement Committee:

•        The beneficiary concerned

•        The Veterinary Assistant Surgeon/Assistant Director concerned

•        Representative of SERP

•        Bank representative 

9)      Procedures adopted for transparent procurement of animals A. Procurement within the State:

i.        Purchasing Committee will evaluate and purchase the animals at local RBK/procurement shandy.

ii.       Animals shall be procured as per the beneficiary choice. iii. After choosing the animal, beneficiaries and sellers shall report the details of animals to their Veterinary Assistant Surgeon/Area Veterinary Hospital Assistant Director concerned 1 week prior for purchase in identified location. 

iv.      Sellers identity shall be established on the basis of Aadhar.

v.       Veterinary Assistant Surgeon/Area Veterinary Hospital Assistant Director (VAS/AVH AD) will finalize the place for assembling, preferably the nearest RBK point to bring the selected animals so that the committee can complete the documentation along with photographs (video graph if necessary). 

vi.      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 vii. The VAS/AVH AD concerned will issue the health and valuation certificate of the animal (annexure II as per convenience of the committee members).  viii. Designation of Wednesday and Saturday in the week is only indicative for the sake of convenience of the stake holders however grounding can be executed or carried out on any day barring public holidays as per the feasibility of Beneficiary/Seller and other grounding committee members. ix. The committee members will finalize the cost of the animals based on the selection criteria- choice of the beneficiary, breed, age, characters, etc. of the selected animals.

x. The seller shall then give his willingness to sell the animals as per the price negotiated and 4finalized by the committee as per standards specified along with Bank details of sellers for effecting payment to the seller by the bank. xi. These animals will be tagged for identification

xii.     Insurance of the purchased animals shall be done in the name of the financing bank for 3 years at procurement place.

xiii.    The Ownership shall be changed in favour of the beneficiary by the A.H. Department officers after completion of payment to the seller in the respective RBK village census.

B. 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

10)    Payment to Animal Sellers:

• Payment towards the cost of animal (Sheep/Goat) which was finalized by the committee at a time shall be paid to the animal seller by the banker from the unit cost after receipt of the acknowledgment of the beneficiary (annexure IV) and sale consent of the animals from the seller concerned through the RBK functionary.

11)    Post-Induction Training to the Beneficiaries: 

•        Enlightening the beneficiaries on the modern feeding practices, vaccination schedule, deworming, etc., by the concerned VAS/AVH AD.

•        The local veterinarian is responsible for follow up activities in animal Health management. 

12)    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. 

13)    Feed support through RBKs: 

•        6-8 hours of grazing and supplementary feeding will give desired growth rates. Supplementary feeding cost to be born by the beneficiary with local ingredients.

•        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.

14)    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 all 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 tag is intact or not  and apply for fresh tag if tag is lost

•        Encourage beneficiaries for  feed & fodder linkages.

15)    Usage of Web Application:

•        The “Animal Induction App” developed to monitor the grounding particulars shall invariably be used by all concerned for registration, census updation, follow up visits etc.,      

•        The VAS/AVH AD will upload all the documents in the portal with assistance of departmental staff.


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