National Dairy Plan - Phase I (NDP I) is a Central Sector Scheme for a period of 2011-2012 to 2018-19. NDP I will be implemented with a total investment of about 2242 Crores, comprising 1584 Crores as International Development Association (IDA) credit, 176 Crores as Govt. of India share, 282 Crores as a share of the End Implementing Agencies (EIAs) that will carry out the projects in participating states, and 200 Crores by National Dairy Development Board and its subsidiaries for providing technical and implementation support to the project.
Board of Executive Directors of the Internationnal Development Association has approved a US$ 352 million credit on 15th March, 2013 and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, (DADF) Govt. of India issued administrative approval of the Central Sector Scheme NDP I vide office memorandum F.No. 22-23/2011-DP dated 16th March, 2012.
Funding will be through a line of credit from the International Development Assocoiation (IDA), which along with the share of the Govt. of India will flow from DADF to NDDB and in turn to eligible EIAs.
NDP I is a scientifically planned, multi-state initiative with the following Project Development Objectives:
- To help increase productivity of milch animals and thereby increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk.
- To helprovide rural milk producers with greater access to the organized milk-processing sector.
These objectives would be pursued through adoption of focused scientific and systematic processes in provision of technical inputs supported by appropriate policy and regulatory measures.
NDP I will focus on 18 major milk producing states, namely: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, which together account for over 90% of the country's milk production. Coverage of NDP I will however be across the country in terms of benefits accruing from the scheme.