The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval on 17 June 2015 for inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in the list of States to be covered under National Dairy Plan Phase I (NDP-I). Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are primarily inhabited by tribal population having substantial milch animal population and have the potential for coverage under NDP-I. Uttarakhand has also been included under NDP-I considering the potential for implementation of Ration Balancing Programme, Fodder Development and Village Based Milk Procurement System. Accordingly, NDP-I is being implemented in the 18 major milk producing States of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana (after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh), Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Kerala constituting 90% of the milk production.
The key output of NDP-I is given below.
The key outputs of NDP-I
|Production of High Genetic Merit(HGM) cattle and buffalo bulls
• Production of 2,500 HGM bulls
• Import of 400 exotic bulls/ equivalent embryos
|Strengthening of “A” and “B” graded Semen Stations
• Production of 100 million semen doses annually in the terminal year
|Pilot Model for Viable Doorstep AI delivery Services
• 3000 MAITs carrying out annual 4 million doorstep AIs by the terminal year
|Ration Balancing Programme
• Coverage of 2.7 million milch animals in 40,000 villages
|Fodder Development Programme
• Production of 7,500 tonnes of certified/ truthfully labelled fodder seed
• 1350 silage making/ fodder conservation demonstrations
|Strengthening and Expanding Milk Procurement System at Village level
• 23,800 additional villages to be covered
• 1.2 million additional milk producers to be enrolled
This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mohanbhai Kalyanji bhai Kundariya in Lok Sabha today.