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Government implements National Programme for Dairy Development scheme
Thursday, 14 December, 2023, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, New Delhi
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India is implementing “National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD)” scheme across the country since Feb-2014, with an objective of creating/strengthening of infrastructure for Production of quality milk, Procurement, Processing and Marketing of Milk & Milk Products. The scheme has been restructured/realigned in July 2021, for implementation from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with a total budgetary allocation of Rs1790 crore having two components:

Component 'A' focuses towards creating/strengthening of infrastructure for quality milk testing equipment as well as primary chilling facilities. Component 'B' (Dairying through Cooperatives) aims to increase sales of milk and milk products, upgrading dairy processing facilities and marketing infrastructure and enhancing the capacity of producer-owned institutions.

An amount of Rs 345.93 crore has been allocated (Budgetary Estimate) under both Component 'A' and Component 'B' (Dairying through Cooperatives) of the scheme during 2023-24.

Under Component A of the scheme, 195 projects in 30 States/UTs have been approved with the total outlay of Rs 3311.10 crore (including Central Share Rs 2479.06 crore). A total amount of Rs.1824.60 crore has been released to States for the implementation of these projects against which Rs. 1429.62 crore has been utilised. Under Component B of the scheme, 22 projects in 8 States have been approved with a total outlay of Rs 1130.63 crore.

A total amount of Rs 84.02 crore has been released to National Dairy Development Board for the implementation of the projects. About 16,794 dairy cooperative societies have been organized/revived, 30,066 Automatic Milk Collection Unit have been installed and about 82 dairy plants have been strengthened with creation of 24.00 lakh litres per day additional/new milk processing capacity under the scheme.
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