National Dairy Development Board
|Type||Institution of National Importance|
|Key people||Chairman, T. Nanda Kumar|
The National Dairy Development Board is an institution of national importance set up by an Act of Parliament of India. The main office is in Anand, Gujarat with regional offices throughout the country. NDDB's subsidiaries include Mother Dairy, Delhi and Indian Immunologicals Ltd, Hyderabad.
Sri. T. Nanda Kumar is the new chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, Anand.
It was founded by Dr. Verghese Kurien. The 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.
That success combined the wisdom and energy of farmers with professional management to successfully capture liquid milk and milk product markets while supporting farmer investment with inputs and services. The major success of this mission was achieved through the World Bank financed Operation Flood, which lasted for 26 years (1970 to 1996) and was responsible for making India the world's largest producer of milk. This operation was started with the objective of increasing milk production, augmenting farmer income and providing fair prices for consumers.
NDDB has now integrated 1,33,349 dairy co-operatives in what it calls the Anand Pattern, linking the village society to the state federations in a three-tier structure.
NDDB launched its Perspective Plan 2010 with four thrust areas: Quality Assurance, Productivity Enhancement, Institution Building and National Information Network.
NDDB empowered millions of small and marginal farmers through village dairy cooperatives. AMUL pattern societies across the country made farmers rich in tangible and intangible wealth.
Per the 2001 census, the population of India stands to be 1027 million[when?] where 496 million are women, i.e., 48% of the total population. For sustainable economic and social development, people must participate in the economic and social process. The process of participation is complex; it is not clear that it is comprehensively inclusive.
Women are half the populace so why not in socio-economic and political power? National Dairy Development Board, India, an apex development organisation initiated by the government to replicate successful "White Revolution" movement amongst small farmers, by affirmative actions empowered women and made them involved in socio-economic activities.
- Karnataka Milk Federation
- Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation
- Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited