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Programme for bovine breeding and dairy development

New Delhi, December 19: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the implementation of the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBDD) during the 12th Plan period.

The scheme will be implemented with an allocation of Rs 1,800 crore during the 12th Five Year Plan (2013-14 to 2016-17). Spill over activities of the project will be extended to 13th Five Year Plan.

The Scheme will have two components (a) National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB) and (b) National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD). NPBB will focus amongst other things on extension of the Field Artificial Insemination (Al) Net work, monitoring of Al programme, development and conservation of indigenous breeds and establishment of breeders` associations and societies to encourage conservation and development of recognized indigenous breeds.

The NPDD component of NPBBDO scheme has been designed to develop infrastructure from the grass root level by providing financial and technical assistance for dairy development. NPDD will focus on creating infrastructure related to production, procurement, processing and marketing by milk unions/federations and also extension activities including training of farmers.

By end of the of the NPBBDD scheme, 5,000 MAITRI will be established on self sustainable basis to deliver breeding inputs at the farmers` doorstep, 36,418 dairy cooperative societies will be organised with membership of two million farmers. The programme will also create milk chilling capacity of 2.8 million litres of milk per day and processing capacity of 3.01 million litres per day. The programme will also set in motion specific action to conserve genetic diversity among cattle and buffalo in the country. The programme will also put in place the policy- strategy- programme framework to transform breeding into an economic activity. 

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