The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 17 June 2015 approved inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in the list of States to be covered under the National Dairy Plan- I (NDP-I).
It also extended the implementation period for two years up to 2018-19 to achieve key outputs of National Dairy Plan- I.
Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are newly formed States which are inhabited by tribal population having substantial milch animal population and have the potential for coverage under NDP-I.
Although Uttarakhand was not included for all the approved components under the NDP-I, but the Project Implementation Plan document included sub projects of Animal Breeding and Strengthening of Semen Stations for implementation in Uttarakhand.
Considering the potential for implementation of Ration Balancing Programme, Fodder Development and Village Based Milk Procurement System, Uttarakhand has also been included under NDP-I.
About National Dairy Plan- I
NDP-I was approved for implementation in 14 milk potential States by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with a total outlay of 2242 crore rupees for a period of six years from 2011-12 to 2016-17.
NDP I is now being implemented in 15 States (after Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana). These 15 states are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
These states account for more than 90 percent of the country’s milk production, for over 87 percent of the breedable cattle and buffalo population and 98 percent of the country’s fodder resources. However, coverage of NDP I is across the country in terms of benefits accruing from the project.
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When: 17 June 2015