Rs 1,750 crore sanctioned under National Dairy Plan: Government in Parliament

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in Lok Sabha under the NDP, 530 sub-projects have been approved in 18 states for implementation by 169 state and district level cooperatives.

Published: 24th July 2018 01:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2018 01:23 PM   |  A+A-

Parliament Monsoon Session Day 3. (Photo | EPS/ Shekhar Yadav)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: More than Rs 1,750 crore has been sanctioned by the government under the National Dairy Plan (NDP) to enhance the productivity of milch animals, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

Singh said in Lok Sabha under the NDP, 530 sub-projects have been approved in 18 states for implementation by 169 state and district level cooperatives, producer companies and livestock development boards with a total grant of Rs 1,754.14 crore till May 2018.

This comprises 62 sub-projects for animal breeding, 167 sub-projects for animal nutrition and 231 sub-projects for Village Based Milk Procurement Systems (VBMPS), he said during Question Hour.

The minister said significant achievements under the plan include 378.98 million high-quality semen doses produced, 29.

94 lakh milch animals in 32,578 villages have been covered under the nutrition balancing programme, 2,593 bulk milk coolers and 21,711 automated milk collection unit installed and 13.24 lakh additional farmers have been enrolled in 39,956 villages under the VBMPS.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp