The Maharashtra Government and Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt. Ltd have signed a lease agreement to set up a state-of-the-art milk and milk products processing plant. As per the MoU, a dairy development initiative will begin in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions to provide access to milk producers to markets in Nagpur and Mumbai. Apart from transferring the Nagpur dairy on lease and land for setting up a new dairy at Gove Bhiwandi, Maharashtra will provide assistance, including funds, for a coordinated approach to improve productivity through animal breeding, nutrition and health. Mother Dairy is a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).