To ensure that Dairy Cooperatives remain competitive for the sustained benefit of farmers, the Government of India had announced creation of Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund with the objective to create/ strengthen/ modernize the milk processing plants and value-added product making facilities.
A total scheme outlay of Rs. 11,184 crore for implementation during 2018-19 to 2022-23. Under the scheme, a corpus fund of Rs. 8004 crore has been set up for creation of dairy processing infrastructure. Out of the remaining amount, Rs. 2001 Crore shall be End Borrowers contribution, Rs. 12 Crore shall be the share from National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) / National Cooperative Dairy Corporation (NCDC) and Rs. 1167 Crore shall be contributed by DAHD, Government of India (GoI) towards interest subvention. Under the scheme, NDDB can also directly provide funds to the End Borrowers from its own resources, apart from funding from NABARD.
The various components under this scheme are as follows: Dairy Processing plants, Milk Powder Plants, Value added milk products plant, Bulk Milk Cooler, Electronic Milk Adulteration testing equipment, Cattle feed plants, milk transportation, marketing infrastructure, cold storage, Commodity and Cattle feed go-downs, ICT (block chain technology servers, IT solutions, Near Real Time devices etc.) and renewable energy plants to support dairy plants, pet bottle/ packaging material manufacturing units for dairy purposes etc.
Dairy Co-operatives, Multi State dairy Co-operative, Milk Producer Companies, SHGs and FPOs are registered under co-operative and companies act are the eligible agencies under this scheme.
The NPDD scheme aims to enhance quality of milk and milk products and increase share of organized milk procurement, processing, value addition and marketing. The scheme has two components:
The State Cooperative Dairy Federations/ Unions (for cooperatives), State Rural Livelihood mission (for SHGs) and National Dairy Development Board (for MPCs and FPOs) are the implementing agencies for the scheme.
The scheme will provide the following componenets like Bulk Milk Coolers, Milk Testing Laboratories, Certification and Accreditation, ICT training, Awareness, P&M and R&D etc.
The Central Project Steering Committee (CPSC) and Project Sanctioning Committee (PSC) under the Chairmanship of Secretary (AHD) will be responsible for implementing and monitoring of the scheme.