Dairy Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI launches Kisan Credit Card scheme for Dairy Farmers

On June 2, 2020, the Government of India launched Kisan Credit Card campaign to help dairy farmers. The Kisan Credit cards are to be provided to around 1.5 crore dairy farmers. Highlights Under the Scheme, the Government of India is to provide Kisan Credit Cards to farmers that are associated with milk producing companies. The ..

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Animal Protection Index: India ranks second

On March 12, 2020, Global Animal Protection Index 2020 was released by World Animal Protection, an international animal welfare charity. India was ranked second in the index. Highlights The Animal Protection Index ranks countries from A to G. India was ranked along with Spain, Mexico, France and New Zealand. In other words, these countries were ..

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Milk Price Rise in India

On December 14, 2019, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul) and Mother Dairy (owned by National Diary Development Board) increased MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of their pouched milk by Rs 2 per litre. Why the price rise? The two main reasons behind the price hike is partly structural and partly weather related. The months between ..

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Government launches Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund Scheme

Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has launched Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) Scheme with an outlay of Rs. 10881 crore. Under this fund, first installment of Rs. 440 crore was given to National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) Scheme This scheme was approved by Cabinet ..

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NDDB wins special achievement in GIS Award

The Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award 2015 for exemplary work in Dairy Geographical Information System (GIS) has been awarded to the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at the annual Esri International User Conference held in San Diego. The NDDB was awarded for successful implementation of GIS applications in its dairy operations. NDDB has internet-based ..

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