Ms. Kavitha, 26, Moolagiripalli village, Uravakonda Mandal, has been growing groundnut in 0.65 ha. of land, but the crop yields were not able to sustain her family. She wanted to purchase one milch animal to get an additional income, and approached RDT for help in getting a graded Murrah buffalo, which would cost nearly Rs.40,000.
In 2014, with an investment of Rs.15,000 as her share and the remaining Rs.25,000/- interest-free from RDT, she was able to do so.
In 0.20 cents of land she grew green fodder for the buffalo to graze upon. Ms. Kavitha got 10 litres of milk per day, a gross income of Rs.79,200/- and a net income of Rs.60,000/- per year. The incremental income from milking and cow-dung has helped her overcome her financial difficulties. Now she is planning to purchase another buffalo with the support of RDT.
“The Dairy Development Programme is a boon for us by giving path towards sustainable development and economic confidence.”
Ms. Kavitha, livestock rearer,