- September 5, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
In order to make our country self-reliant and self-sufficient in milk NDDB has launched second phase of National Dairy Plan(NDP) , which is promoted as ‘ Mission Milk’. The project target will be to enhance milk processing capacity, infrastructure of dairy cooperatives and also attempts will be made to establish milk quality testing equipment at critical points in procurement area.
National Dairy Plan Phase I is a central sector scheme for a period of 2011-12 to 2018-19. NDP I is a scientifically planned multi-state initiative with the following Project Development Objectives:
- To help increase productivity of milch animals and thereby increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk
- To help provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organised milk-processing sector
NDP I was focussed on 18 major milk producing states namely Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujrat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerela, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarhwhich together account for over 90 per cent of the country’s milk production.
National Dairy Plan Phase II will spread over five years from 2020 -2025, with a financial outlay of Rs 8,000 crore. The targeted growth in milk production is 6 per cent plus with 12 institutes with mass embryo production and 1.20 lakh villages with milk potential. Dairy development has seen uneven growth across the country. Some eastern, north -eastern states and aspirational districts are lagging behind. To ensure inclusive growth in milk production and procurement, it would be necessary to promote the creation of alternative producer owned institutions in these areas where cooperatives are absent or weak.