National Dairy Development Board

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National Dairy Development Board

The National Dairy Development Board is represented as NDDB- राष्ट्रीय डेयरी विकास बोर्ड, This creation is rooted depending on the socio-economic progress of our nation that is focused largely on the rural India development. The Dairy Board was developed to finance, promote and support organizations that are controlled and producer-owned.

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The NDDB’s activities and programs are to strengthen the farmer cooperative and to support national policies that are beneficial to the institution’s growth. The NDDB’s efforts are cooperative strategies and principles.

The National Dairy plan refers to the central sector scheme for 2018-19. The NDP I is about a total investment of 2242 crores to implement comprising to International Development Association credit for 1584 crores, Govt. Of India share with 176 crores, End implementing Agencies share of 282 crores to carry out participating states projects and the National Dairy Development Board with its subsidiaries to implement or provide technical support to the project.

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The International Development Association received an approval on March 15, 2013, for the US $ 352 million credit to Department of Dairying, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries.

Objectives

NDP I is a multi-state initiative that is planned scientifically with the objectives of project development: 

  • It helps to increase the cattle feed, milch animals, thereby the milk production in India. This is to meet the milk growing demand.
  • This is to help the producers of rural milk offering greater access to the milk processing organized sector.
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These objectives may be pursued by adopting the scientific and systematic processes in the technical puts provision supported by regulatory measures and appropriate policy.

NDP I will be focussing all its attention towards the 18 major milk-producing states, such as Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, altogether account for a production of more than 90% of the country’s milk production. The NDP I coverage will be across the country with respect to its benefits accruing from the scheme.

NDDB chairman is Dilip Rath from 1 December 2016 and Rath took early retirement from IAS to join as MD in NDDB in 2011. He was in IAS in 1979 and served under WB and Odisha government and also the central government.

Rath is the in-charge and is actively pursuing the NDP project objectives in increasing milk production to meet the operation flood demanding milk growth rapidly.



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One Reply to “National Dairy Development Board”

  1. The National Dairy Development Board is an institution of national importance set up by an Act of Parliament of India. The main office is in Anand, Gujarat with regional offices throughout the country

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