National Dairy Plan - Phase I (NDP I), a Central Sector Scheme implemented from 2011-2012 to 2018-19. NDP I was implemented with a total investment of about 2,242 Crore, comprising 1,584 Crore as International Development Association (IDA) credit, 176 Crore as Govt. of India share, 282 Crore as a share of the End Implementing Agencies (EIAs) and 200 Crore by National Dairy Development Board and its subsidiaries for providing technical and implementation support to the project.

Board of Executive Directors of the International Development Association approved US$ 352 million credit on March 15, 2013 and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, (DADF) Govt. of India issued administrative approval of the Central Sector Scheme NDP I vide office memorandum F.No. 22-23/2011-DP dated 16th March, 2012.


NDP I a scientifically planned, multi-state initiative with the following Project Development Objectives:

- To help increase productivity of milch animals and thereby increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk.
- To help provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organised milk-processing sector.

These objectives would be pursued through adoption of focused scientific and systematic processes in provision of technical inputs supported by appropriate policy and regulatory measures.

Project Area

NDP I focused on 18 major milk producing states, namely: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, which together account for over 90 per cent of the country's milk production. However, the benefits accruing from the scheme across the country.

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