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Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) is implementing National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD) scheme across the country since Feb-2014. The scheme has been restructured/ realigned in July 2021 for implementation from 2021-22 to 2025- 26with following two components:

(i).    The Component ”A” of NPDD focuses on creating/strengthening of infrastructure for quality milk testing equipment as well as primary chilling facilities for State Cooperative Dairy Federations/ District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union/SHGs/Milk Producer Companies/Farmer Producer Organizations.

(ii).    The Component ‘B’ of the NPDD scheme “Dairying through Cooperatives” aims to increase sale of milk and dairy products by increasing farmer’s access to organized market, upgrading dairy processing facilities and marketing infrastructure and enhancing the capacity of producer owned institutions.

Under Component A of NPDD scheme, DAHD has received 189 proposals from various State Governments from March 2014 to till date. As on 13.03.2023, 185 projects have been approved in 28 States and 2 UTs with total outlay of Rs.3015.35 crore (Central Assistance Rs.2297.25 crore) during 2014-15 to 2022-23. Similarly, under Component B of NPDD scheme, 11 projects have been received and approved in 3 States with the total outlay of Rs.251.79 crore (ODA loan-Rs.115.99 crore and Grant-Rs.120.62 crore).
Under NPDD scheme, projects are normally approved for a period of one to three years.As per guidelines, approved funds under a project are released to the States/UTs in installments on the basis of submission of Audited Accounts, Utilization Certificate, physical and financial progress of previously released amount.

This information was given by Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Source : PIB March 21st 2023

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