NSTFDC sanctioned has 7500 units of Dairy scheme to Gujarat Tribal Development Corporation (GTDC) on 04.08.08 and has released an amount of Rs.748.00 lakhs on 29.09.08 for its implementation. The proposal is to provide 2 animals to each beneficiary. GTDC has utilized the fund for economic upliftment of Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) of Vyara , District Tapi.
The Corporation has so far covered 923 beneficiaries in 53 Primary Dairy Co-operative Societies. Most of Primitive Tribe Groups (PTGs) were engaged as agricultural labourers. Hence the financial Institutions/Banks were not coming forward to assist these people. GTDC prepared the Dairy Scheme to assist the PTGs with NSTFDC assistance. GTDC is giving subsidy @ Rs. 10000/- per animal to each beneficiary. They have selected HF/Jersey cows with average milk production of 8 ltr. per animal/day. The average earning of the beneficiary per month is about Rs.3190/- per animal. Surat District Milk Producer's Co-operative Union Ltd. is providing marketing facility for milk .
With the implementation of this scheme the income of beneficiaries has increased manifolds and they are now better off in their livelihood. With the increase in their income , some beneficiaries have purchased utensils, bicycles, TVs and dish antenna etc. All beneficiaries have also opened bank accounts at Baroda Gramin Bank, Taluka Sangadh.