National Dairy Development Board

National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)

National Dairy Development Board, located at Anand, Gujarat, is a premier institution in Dairy Sector in India. National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) was created in 1965, fulfilling the desire of the then Prime Minister of India – the late Lal Bahadur Shastri – to extend the success of the Kaira Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (Amul) to other parts of India. It was set up by Dr. Verghese Kurien to accelerate the pace of dairy development on cooperative lines in the country.

Dr. (Ms.) Amrita Patel is the Chairperson of the Board since 26th November 1998.

The NDDB has drafted a proposed National Dairy Plan (NDP), on the basis of which the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying of the Government of India has concluded a series of high level consultations with 14 major dairying states (accounting for more than 90 percent of India’s milk production) on initiatives to launch a scientifically planned programme to increase bovine productivity and milk production.

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