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National Dairy plan to be fast paced
Nov 21, 2013

The Government of India is planning to fast-track the National Dairy Plan in the coming years to meet the fast growing demand of milk in the country. 

The milk production is nearly 130 MT today but the country would need about 150 million tonnes of milk by 2017 and over 180 MT by 2022. 

To meet these demands the incremental annual production of milk must grow at a rate of 6 million tonnes per year over the next 10 years. Access to good quality milk as a source of nutrition, especially for children and women, could be ensured from higher levels of production of milk. Furthermore, it is essential to assist rural farmers to gain greater access to organized markets. 

Importance of dairy sector:

The value of milk production in the country is much higher than value of paddy and wheat production together. This sector engages around 7 crore households, mainly women from the families of small and marginal farmers.

About National Dairy Plan

The NDP strategy involves increasing the genetic potential of bovines, producing the required number of quality bulls, producing superior quality frozen semen and adopting adequate bio security measures. 

The scheme is being implemented by NDDB through various end implementing agencies like State Livestock development Boards, State Milk Federations, Producer Companies, Subsidiaries of Statutory bodies, ICAR Institutes and Veterinary/Dairy Institutes/Universities and Trusts. NDP-I will focus on 14 major milk producing States which account for over 90% of the country’s milk production. 


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