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Cabinet approves Rs 10K cr fund for dairy sector

| | New Delhi

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Rs 10,881-crore fund to give a boost to the country’s dairy sector. Projects under the corpus called Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) will focus on building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure & installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment, creation/modernization/expansion of processing infrastructure and manufacturing faculties for value added products for milk unions and milk producer companies.

The fund will be spent on creating necessary infrastructure and supporting dairy farmers over a period of 12 years during 2017-29. “With this investment, 95 lakh farmers in about 50,000 villages will be benefited”, said the Government through an official statement after the Union Cabinet.

The project will be implemented by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and National Dairy Development Cooperation (NCDC) directly through end borrowers such as Milk Unions, State Dairy Federations, Multi-state Milk Cooperatives, Milk Producer Companies and NDDB subsidiaries. The project activities under the scheme will include setting up of 28,000 Bulk Milk Coolers (BMCs) at village level. Under the scheme, additional milk processing capacity of 126 lakh litre per day and milk chilling capacity of 140 lakh litre per day will also be created. 

 
 
 

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