Dairy: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

National Dairy Plan

The National Dairy Plan phase-I recently concluded on November 30th. It was introduced in 2012 to develop the dairy sector of the country. Its projects were largely funded by the International development Association of the World Bank. The first phase was introduced with an outlay of 2,242 crore INR. It focused on two main areas: ..

2019 edition of World Milk Day (WMD)

The World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year on 1st of June to provide an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. In 2001, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) selected June 1st as World Milk Day, which celebrates the ..

Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund Scheme

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has recently launched Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) in New Delhi with an outlay of Rs 10881 crore. The fund is implemented through National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and National Cooperative Development Development Corporation (NCDC). It will benefit 95 lakh farmers in about ..

2018 World Milk Day (WMD)

The World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on June 1 to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. Interestingly, this is an event which ..

The Union government set up special fund ‘DPIDF’ to boost dairy sector

The Union government has set up the Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DPIDF) worth Rs 10,881 crore to boost the dairy sector. With this investment, 95 lakh farmers from about 50,000 villages would be benefited. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC) will utilise DPIDF to provide the ..

E-pashu haat portal launched to facilitate farmers

On the Occasion of National Milk Day celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of India’s father of White Revolution, Verghese Kurien, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has launched the e-pashu haat portal. The portal will provide detailed information to farmers about bovine animals. Farmers by accessing this portal can get to know ..

Govt withdraws embargo from export of Skimmed Milk Powder

The Government lifts the ban on exports of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP). The decision comes when there is surplus availability of SMP. Objective: The decision will perk up the finances of dairy firms and help milk producers. Export of SMP was banned in February 2011 to control rise in domestic milk prices. Commerce Ministry is ..