NDDB set to launch second phase of National Dairy Plan

As the phase-1 of the ambitious National Dairy Plan (NDP-1) comes to an end this November, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has initiated talks with the World Bank and the government departments concerned to go ahead with the second phase of the Plan.


While the first phase was launched in 2012 with an outlay of Rs.2,242 crore, the second phase will have a projected financial outlay of about Rs.8,000 crore.


‘Targets achieved’

Dilip Rath, Chairman, NDDB, told mediapersons on Monday that the NDP-1 has mostly achieved its aims as it comes to a close next month.


We have achieved most of the targets. Now, we are looking at the second phase, which is currently under discussion with the World Bank. The model of operation for second phase will mostly be the same with five-year tenure, Rath said here on the sidelines of the launch of a week-long nutrition awareness campaign. The second phase of the NDP will primarily focus on developing milk processing infrastructure and establishment of milk quality testing equipment at critical points of procurement areas.