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Home Minister Amit Shah Urges NDDB To Make India the "Dairy Capital Of The World”

Union Minister of Home Affairs & Cooperation Amit Shah urges the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to make India the dairy capital of the world.

Yash Saxena
Home Minister Amit Shah Urges NDDB To Make India the "Dairy Capital Of The World”
Home Minister Amit Shah Urges NDDB To Make India the "Dairy Capital Of The World”

The Indian Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation, Amit Shah, commended the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for their efforts in the country's dairy industry. He also urged the board to enhance their cooperative dairying endeavors by actively supporting the creation of sustainable dairy cooperatives in rural Panchayats and villages with untapped dairying potential.

The minister highlighted the importance of multi-commodity cooperatives, a common brand for exporting cooperative produce, promoting organic produce, optimizing the capacity utilization of milk processing facilities, achieving self-sufficiency in manufacturing dairy machinery, and exporting domestic dairy equipment through NDDB's subsidiary, IDMC Ltd. The Minister also emphasized that NDDB's subsidiary enterprises must take the lead in achieving these goals.

During the visit, Meenesh Shah, the Chairman of NDDB, extended a warm welcome to the union minister, who was accompanied by a delegation including Gyanesh Kumar, Cooperation Secretary, Joint Secretary Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Varsha Joshi, Additional Secretary (Dairy Development), Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, GoI, Shamalbhai Balabhai Patel, Chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., and Nihal.

The cooperation minister also lauded NDDB's endeavors to promote dairying in neighboring nations and African countries. He emphasized that India must aim to become the "Dairy to the World" by exporting top-quality milk and milk products, which would not only bolster farmers' income but also align with the Hon'ble Prime Minister's Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam vision.

While speaking at the gathering Meenesh Shah talked about India's dairy sector, the 'Farmers First' vision of NDDB, which prioritizes cooperative strategies in all initiatives, the adoption of scientific dairy husbandry practices by farmers, and the efforts of NDDB's subsidiaries to fortify dairy cooperatives, thus enhancing the livelihood of millions of farmers and advancing NDDB's goals.

 The Chairman and Board of Directors of the National Dairy Development Board expressed their gratitude to the Hon'ble Minister for his leadership and affirmed their unwavering support for the dairy sector's growth.

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