National programme on Dairy Development (NPDD)
The NPDD component of National programme on bovine breeding and dairy development (NPBBDD) scheme has been designed to develop infrastructure at the grass root level by providing financial and technical assistance for dairy development. NPDD is focusing on creating infrastructure related to production, procurement, processing and marketing of milk by district unions / federation and also extension activities including training of farmers.
Under NPDD, a sum of Rs.40.16 crore has been sanctioned for 3 projects in the Federation and the district unions of Trichy and Madurai for the year 2014-15 to 2016-17. A new processing plant with a capacity to process one lakh litres per day was established in Padalur in Perambalur district. A new milk condensing plant with a capacity to condense one lakh litre per day was also installed in Madurai dairy recently.
The Central Government has released Rs.17.74 crore out of the total grant amount Rs.18.08 crore under the NPDD scheme.
In the year 2017-18, an amount of Rs.2324.40 lakh have been sanctioned under NPDD scheme with a grant-in aid of Rs.1574.40 lakh. Rs.1180.00 lakh had been released so far.
The following are the components sanctioned under NPDD for the year 2017-18:
504 units of automatic milk collection units each at a cost of Rs. 1.25 lakh and 216 data processing milk collection Units each at a cost Rs.0.90 lakh have been sanctioned for installing milk testing facilities at farmers’ door steps.
To improve the chilling facilities at the village level 92 units of 500 litres capacity BMCs, 86 units of 1000 litres capacity, 22 units of 2000 litres capacity BMCs, 4 units of 3000 litres capacity and 6 units of 5000 litres capacity BMCs have been sanctioned with 50% grant in aid.
The machineries procurement activities are in progress and to be purchased and installed before September 2018. The Chilling capacity of the existing BMCs will be increased from 15.19 LLPD to 19.12 LLPD with an increase of 3.93 LLPD chilling capacity during the year 2018-19.