National Dairy Plan-I (2011-12)
National Dairy Plan-I
With the objective of helping to increase the productivity of milch animals, thereby increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk and also to help provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organized milk processing sector, a major World Bank project viz., National Dairy Plan – (Phase-I) was implemented throughout India. NDP was implemented in Tamil Nadu for four major components.
Progeny Testing Programme.
Progeny Testing Programme is being implemented in Crossbred Jersey Cows in five District Unions, viz. Vellore, Villupuram, Erode, Salem and Trichy at a total outlay of Rs.34.69 crore. Based on the performance of the daughters on various parameters like milk yield, milk quality, lactation period etc. the bulls are ranked and best bulls are used for producing proven semen for increased milk production. Further, under this scheme, 271 High Genetic Merit (HGM) bulls have been distributed.
Strengthening of Semen Station, NJ&SF, Ooty.
The semen station at Nucleus Jersey and Stud Farm, Ooty was strengthened with a grant of Rs.1,349.61 lakh. Under this project, various lab items, farm equipment's have been procured apart from information and communication technology (ICT) related items. In addition, a calf rearing station at Pudukudi and quarantine station at Erode were established.
Village Based Milk Procurement System (VBMPS)
Village Based Milk Procurement System (VBMPS) was implemented in six milk unions viz., Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Vellore, Trichy and Kancheepuram-Tiruvallur at a total project cost of Rs.2,451.82 lakhs.
Through implementation of the scheme, 71 Nos. of BMCs, 559 Nos. of AMCUs / DPMCUs and 1,789 Nos. of cans were supplied apart from training to society staff, society board members and milk producers.
The scheme has facilitated in achieving clean milk production apart from enhancing the keeping quality of raw milk.
Ration Balancing Programme (RBP)
Ration Balancing Programme (RBP) was implemented in eleven milk unions viz., Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Villupuram, Vellore, Trichy, Madurai, Dindigul, Dharmapuri, Tirunelveli and Kancheepuram-Tiruvallur at a total project subsidy of Rs.1,957.00 lakhs.
Through implementation of this programme, feeding cost has reduced by adoption of least cost formula through usage of locally available feed materials.