FAQs

Brief about National Dairy Plan Phase I (NDP I)

1. What is National Dairy Plan Phase I (NDP I)?

NDP I is a Central Sector Scheme of the DADF, GoI implemented through NDDB, that envisages a focused multi-state initiative to improve animal productivity, strengthen/expand infrastructure for milk procurement at the village level, and enhance milk processing capacity and marketing, backed with appropriate policy and regulatory measures.

2. What are the rationale for NDP I interventions?

The demand for milk is now growing much faster. Emerging trends indicate that milk demand is likely to be in the range of 200 to 210 million tonnes by 2021-22. Unless milk production increases at the pace required there is a possibility of a widening gap in supply of milk and the dependence on imports would increase. Taking into consideration the above, it is imperative that a scientifically planned multi-state initiative is launched at the earliest with a focus to improve milch animal productivity and increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk through a focussed approach to breeding and feeding.

What are Project Development Objectives?

3.1 To help increase productivity of milch animals and thereby increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk. 
3.2 To help provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organised milk-processing sector.

These objectives would be pursued through adoption of a focused scientific and systematic processes in provision of technical inputs supported by appropriate policy and regulatory measures.

Coverage Area and End Implementing Agencies (EIAs)

What are the coverage area for NDP I?
NDP I would focus on 14 major milk producing States - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Kerala. Coverage of NDP I will however be across the country in terms of benefits accruing from the scheme.

Who can participate in NDP I as End Implementing Agencies?

NDP I will be implemented by NDDB through end implementing agencies (EIAs) comprising State Livestock Boards, State Cooperative Dairy Federations, District Cooperative Milk Producer Unions, cooperative forms of enterprises such as Producer Companies, Trusts (NGO's, Section 25 companies), subsidiaries of statutory bodies, ICAR institutes and Veterinary/Dairy Institutes/Universities and any other entity as may be decided by the National Steering Committee for NDP I.

Components of NDP I and eligible organisations

What are the Components and Sub Components of NDP I?

The various components and sub components of NDP I is as below:
Component A: Productivity Enhancement 

Sub Component A1: Breed Improvement
Production of high genetic merit (HGM) cattle and buffalo bulls and import of bulls/ semen/ embryos of HF and Jersey breeds for semen production.

Strengthening existing Semen Stations/ Starting new stations for producing high quality disease free semen doses 

Setting up a pilot model for viable doorstep AI delivery services (based on Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs]) through a professional service provider including animal tagging and performance record 

Sub Component A2: Animal Nutrition
Ration Balancing Programme 
Fodder Development 

Component B: Village based milk procurement systems for weighing, testing quality of milk received and making payment to milk producers 

Component C: Project Management & Learning 

Sub Component C1: ICT for MIS

Sub Component C2: Learning and Evaluation

What are the eligible organisations for participating in NDP I?

Bull Production Agencies having own semen stations graded "A" or "B" or an arrangement with a semen station graded "A" or "B" in their latest evaluation
Semen Production Semen stations awarded grade "A" or "B" by DADF's CMU in their latest evaluation
New Semen stations to EIAs having requisite potential
Ration Balancing Programme Milk Unions/ Federations/ Producer Companies
Fodder Development Programmes Milk Unions/ Federations/ Producer Companies/ Trusts (NGOs)/ Regional stations for forage production and demonstration/ ICAR institutes/ Veterinary Universities
Village Based Milk Production Systems Milk Unions/ Federations/ Producer Companies

Funds under NDP I

What is component wise breakup of the funds budgeted for NDP I?

NDP I will be implemented with a total investment of about Rs.2242 crore
comprising Rs.1584 crore as International Development Association (IDA) credit, Rs.176 crore as GoI share, Rs.282 crore as share of End Implementing Agencies (EIAs) that will carry out the projects in participating States and Rs.200 crore by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and its subsidiaries for providing technical and implementation support to the project.
The component wise details of funds budgeted for NDP I is mentioned below:

No Component Total Outlay 
(crore)
A Productivity Enhancement 1162
A1 Production of high genetic merit (HGM) cattle and buffalo bulls and import of bulls/ semen/ embryos of HF and Jersey breeds for semen production. 297
Strengthening existing Semen Stations/ Starting new stations for producing high quality disease free semen doses 259
Setting up a pilot model for viable doorstep AI delivery services (based on Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs]) through a professional service provider including animal tagging and performance record 181
A2 Scientific nutrition programme for milch animals to produce milk commensurate with their genetic potential and to reduce methane emission 425
Ration Balancing Programme 360
Fodder Development 65
B Village based milk procurement systems for weighing, testing quality of milk received and making payment to milk producers 747
C Project Management & Learning 132
C1 ICT for MIS 59
C2 Learning and Evaluation 73
Grand Total 2042

What is funding pattern for NDP I?

Pattern of funding under the scheme is 100% grant-in-aid for nutrition and breeding activities. In the case of new semen station, 25% of the project cost of the capital expenditure and in the case of village milk procurement systems, 50% of the cost of capital items will be shared by the End Implementing Agencies.

Has funds been earmarked State wise for different activities?

No, funds has not been earmarked State wise and any organisation meeting the eligibility criteria may participate in NDP I. The eligibility criteria has been listed at
"http://www.nddb.coop/ndpi/about/eligibility"

 

Implementation Arrangements

What are the implementation arrangements for NDP I?
The implementation arrangements consist of:
(a) National Steering Committee (NSC) chaired by Secretary, DADF, GoI which will provide policy and strategic support
(b) Project Steering Committee (PSC) headed by Mission Director (NDP I) which will sanction project proposals and monitor progress
(c)Project Management Unit (PMU) located at NDDB consisting of multi- disciplinary team which will manage implementation of the project

Sub Project Proposals

What is the process for preparation, submission, appraisal and approval of Sub Project Proposals?

The eligible end implementing agency will prepare a sub project proposal and will submit it to Project Management Unit. Project Management Unit will appraise the sub project on various parameters and will submit its recommendations to Project Steering Committee. The PSC will approve the sub projects and in turn Project Management Unit will convey it to EIA and will execute the grant agreement with EIA.
The process has been detailed at "http://www.nddb.coop/ndpi/about/manuals/guidelines"

What are the chapter outlines for preparation of Sub Project Proposal?

The chapter outline and guidelines for preparation of SPP has been detailed at
http://www.nddb.coop/ndpi/about/manuals/chapter/chapter-outline-sub-project-plan-spp

 

What are the manuals/guidelines to be followed during implementation of the sub project?

For smooth implementation of the sub projects activity specific manuals and guidelines has been developed.

Contact for further details

Whom to contact for further details on NDP I?

Office of Project Management Unit, National Dairy Plan, National Dairy Development Board, Anand, Gujarat, India- 388001 may be contacted for further details through email pmu@nddb.coop or telephone 02692- 02692-226199.