Rs 2500 will be awarded by calf's head. It is a joint project of the Ministry and the Small Farmers Welfare Fund (SFWF). The 'Food Security Fund' was officially launched on June 27 at Rabindranath Tagore Institute by the Minister Faugoo. It is intended to ensure the health of calves born after January 2013.
Breeders registered with the SFWF should send their applications and ensure that the animal has already been marked in the calf by the Division of Veterinary Services. For the ministry, 'grant' will be used to help farmers fight against calf three major problems they face: lack of fodder, inadequate veterinary services, marketing for milk. According to the Ministry, there are about 1,000 farmers in Mauritius, and some 4,500 head of cattle, including calves 1300. The production capacity of Maurice milk would be around 13 million liters.
Minister Satish Faugoo also announced the redesign of Veterinary Service in Mauritius and the creation of a training school for veterinarians. During his speech, he listed the various plans and 'schemes' for small farmers. Among other things, the granting of a 'grant' of Rs 30,000 for the purchase of a cow with a 3% interest on the loan, a grant of Rs 1,500 per tonne of animal feed and rates granting land to 25 acres to grow feed a large scale.