<!-- Image with questionable fair-use claim removed: -->The National Dairy Development Board
is an institution of national importance setup by an Act of Parliament
. The main office is located in Anand
with regional offices throughout the country. NDDB's subsidiaries include Mother Dairy
It was founded by Dr. Verghese Kurien
and Dr. Amrita Patel
is the current Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, Anand.
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 from 1970 to 1996 and was responsible for making India the world's largest producer's 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 96,000 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... Read More