Project Implementation Arrangements

Project Implementation Arrangements

NDP I will be implemented by NDDB through End Implementing Agencies.  A Project Management Unit (PMU) located in NDDB, headed by a Mission Director, will manage implementation of the project and monitor day-to-day project activities.  The PMU will appraise the sub project plans received from the EIAs and recommend plans for approval to the Project Steering Committee (PSC). The PMU would include a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for preparation of annual plans; coordination with End Implementing Agencies (EIAs); project financial management; quality assurance and control; monitoring of the project inputs/outputs/outcomes/processes/impacts; and providing support to EIAs as needed.

Projects under NDP I will be approved and monitored by two committees: 

National Steering Committee (NSC)

​National Steering Committee (NSC) chaired by Secretary, DADF, GoI would approve State Plans, Annual Action Plans, sanction release of funds to NDDB as well as re-appropriation of funds, and generally oversee and review implementation of NDP I.  The NSC would have the authority to consider and approve changes in eligibility criteria with reference to End Implementing Agency, project area, norms of unit cost of components/ items, composition of National and Project Steering Committees, component structure and re-appropriation proposals.  The composition of the NSC will be as below:

    • Secretary, DADF, GoI-Chairman;
    • Chairman- NDDB;
    • Animal Husbandry Commissioner, GoI;
    • Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, DADF;
    • Joint Secretary (Dairy Development), DADF;
    • Principal Secretary/ Secretary (AH & Dairying) (from two states on rotation basis);
    • Managing Director, NDDB as Mission Director, NDP I

Project Steering Committee (PSC)

​Project Steering Committee to be headed by Mission Director (NDP I) will have representatives of DADF and NDDB.  The Secretary (AH & Dairying) of the concerned state government or his representative would be an invitee while discussing plans pertaining to that particular state. The sub project plans received from EIAs are to be examined and recommended by Project Management Unit (PMU), NDDB and will be placed before the PSC for approval and sanction of funds for disbursement.  The PSC will sanction sub project plans and have project oversight.  PSC will meet as frequently as necessary to ensure that sub project plans are considered/ sanctioned within one month of submission by the PMU.  The PSC will have powers to authorize the re-appropriation of funds within a project component and between EIAs that are implementing the projects in the same state.  The composition of the PSC will be as below:

    • Managing Director, NDDB as Mission Director, NDP I;
    • Representatives of DADF;
    • Representatives of NDDB; and
    • The Secretary (AH & Dairying) of the concerned state government or his representative (would be an invitee while discussing plans pertaining to that particular state).

End Implementing Agencies (EIAs)

​The project will be implemented directly through EIAs that meet the eligibility criteria in states that have either already undertaken the key policy/ regulatory measures to create a more enabling state level policy environment for activities to be supported under NDP I or have conveyed that they will do so within a stipulated time line.

The EIAs would be State Cooperative Dairy Federations; District Cooperative Milk Producers Unions; Cooperative form of enterprises such as Producer Companies; State Livestock Development Boards; Central Cattle Breeding Farms (CCBF), Central Frozen Semen Production and Training Institute (CFSP&TI), Regional Stations for Forage Production and Demonstration (RSFP&D); Registered Societies/ Trusts (NGOs); Section 25 Companies, subsidiaries of statutory bodies, ICAR Institutes and Veterinary/ Dairy Institutes/Universities that meet the eligibility criteria for each activity as may be decided by the National Steering Committee (NSC).

Category of EIAs eligible for various activities under NDP I are listed in the table below:

​Activity End Implementing Agencies
​Bull Production ​EIAs 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 (Central Monitoring Unit) in their latest evaluation
​​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 Procurement Systems ​Milk Unions/ Federations/ Producer Companies