New Delhi: National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) announced to start World Bank sponsored National Dairy Plan (NDP) covering 8 states including Uttar Pradesh.

Under the NDP, the Central Government will introduce scientific measures in all the states to increase cattle’s milk production.

Giving the details on the NDP's progress, NDDB, chairperson, Amrita Patel, said that Out of 14 major milk producing states, 13 have been included under the scheme.

In the first phase of this scheme, 49 proposals from 8 States have been approved by the Project Steering Committee. These states are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra.

The scheme underlines progeny testing, pedigree selection, strengthening of semen stations, balanced ration programme and fodder development proposals.

Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal are likely to be included in the plan also.


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