National Dairy Plan Phase I (NDP I) is a Central Sector Scheme for a period of 2011-12 to 2016-17. NDP I will be implemented with a total investment of about 2242 crore comprising 1584 crore as International Development Association (IDA) credit, 176 crore as Government of India share, 282 crore as share of End Implementing Agencies (EIAs) that will carry out the projects in participating states and 200 crore by National Dairy Development Board and its subsidiaries for providing technical and implementation support to the project.
Board of Executive Directors of the International Development Association has approved a US$ 352 million credit on 15 March 2012 and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India issued administrative approval of central sector scheme NDP I vide office memorandum F.No. 22-23/2011-DP dated 16 March 2012.
Funding will be through a line of credit from the International Development Association (IDA), which along with the share of the Government of India will flow from DADF to NDDB and in turn to eligible EIAs.
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.
These objectives would be pursued through adoption of focused scientific and systematic processes in provision of technical inputs supported by appropriate policy and regulatory measures.
NDP I will focus on 14 major milk producing states namely Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal which together account for over 90% of the country’s milk production. Coverage of NDP I will however be across the country in terms of benefits accruing from the scheme.