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NDDB’s dairy development initiative in Vidarbha & Marathwada transforming lives: Dilip Rath

NDDB’s dairy development initiative in Vidarbha & Marathwada transforming lives: Dilip Rath

National Dairy Development Board’s dairy development initiative in Vidarbha and Marathwada are gradually transforming the lives of rural people as it has started impacting social issues like gender inequalities and unemployment. NDDB’s innovative efforts have given the much-needed confidence to milk producers as they are getting the fair share of consumer price.

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NAGPUR, 23 June 2019: National Dairy Development Board’s dairy development initiative in Vidarbha and Marathwada are gradually transforming the lives of rural people as it has started impacting social issues like gender inequalities and unemployment. NDDB’s innovative efforts have given the much-needed confidence to milk producers as they are getting the fair share of consumer price.

At the request of Govt of Maharashtra, NDDB and its subsidiary Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. (MDFVPL) is instrumental in safeguarding the interest of the rural milk producers in Vidarbha and Marathawada. Shri Dilip Rath, Chairman, NDDB conveyed that with guidance and support from Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the Dairy Board is ensuring transparency & fairness in milk procurement operations and providing market access to the milk producers.

Presently, milk procurement operations are being carried out in 10 districts (Amravati, Wardha, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Buldhana, Yavatmal in Vidarbha and Nanded, Osmanabad, Latur and Jalna in Marathwada). Peak milk procurement of 2,82,879 litres from 23,827 active pourers of 1190 operational milk pooling points covering 2208 villages was recorded on 7 March 2019. Women have been forthcoming to adopt dairy farming as an ancillary avocation to augment their family incomes. The current participation of women stands at 29 % in terms of the pourer base.

Total payment done to milk producers till 31st May 2019 is around Rs. 427.51 crores from initiation. Currently, a monthly average of Rs. 21.65 crore is getting transferred directly to bank accounts of farmers (100


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