Ration Balancing Programme (RBP)
Under National Dairy Plan I, Ration Balancing Programme (RBP) was implemented in eleven milk unions viz., Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Villupuram, Vellore, Trichy, Madurai, Dindigul, Dharmapuri, Thiruneveli and Kancheepuram Thiruvallur at a total project cost of Rs.1957.00 lakh commencing from 2014-15. In 2018-19 also the same activities will be implemented.
The programme is aimed at reducing the feeding cost by preparing least cost formula with the locally available feed material. This programme has resulted in reduction in cost of feeding by Rs.1 to Rs.3 per litre and increase of 300-500 ml milk production per animal.