Encourage cooperative involvement in collection of milk from producer
NEW DELHI: Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries is implementing following programmes to encourage cooperative involvement in collection of milk directly from the producers:
(i) National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development
National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBDD) has been launched in February, 2014 as a comprehensive and scientific Programme having two components: a) National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB), b) National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD). The objective of the scheme is to enhance productivity of milch animals and create dairy infrastructure for improved procurement, processing and marketing of milk and milk products.
(ii) National Dairy Plan (Phase-I) (NDP-I)
NDP-1 is a scientifically planned multi-state initiative being implemented by the National Dairy Development Board with the network of End Implementing Agencies for the period 2011-12 to 2018-19. NDP I aims to increase productivity of milch animals and thereby increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk through scientific breeding and feeding as also to provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organised milk processing sector.
National Programme for Dairy Development, component of NPBBDD scheme, is implemented through State Cooperative Milk Federations and District Milk Unions. 31 projects in 17 States with the total project cost of Rs 340.77 crore has been approved during the last two years. Under NDP-I, 58 projects have been approved with the total outlay of Rs.387.57 crore during the last two years for “Village Based Milk Procurement System” implemented by Milk Cooperative Unions and Milk Producer Companies.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai kalyanjibhai Kundariya in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.