Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government will implement National Dairy Plan (NCP) in the state with a view to upgrade the breed of milk producing cattle.

Agriculture Production Commissioner Alok Rajan has said the main aim of NDP is to upgrade quality of feed and breed of milk producing cattle.

He added that the plan would help to transform state's milk map if it is implemented with full thrust. Uttar Pradesh is already running mini dairy scheme and is trying to develop
it as a small scale industry in rural and urban areas.
   
Rajan said the government has made available Rs 14.34 crore as subsidy to small milk producers to be disbursed in first round of the scheme to 3,800 milk producing units.

These units are spread over in 55 districts and the remaining districts would be covered in the second round of the scheme.

Rajan said a small milk producer has to invest only 10 percent of the cost of establishing of a mini dairy unit and 60-70 percent would be financed by the banks, in addition to a subsidy of 20-30 percent provided by the government.

(Agencies)

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