Arunachal inks MoU with NDDB to start ‘White Revolution’

AHMEDABAD, Jan 10: Arunachal Pradesh is all set to kick-start a ‘White Revolution’ in collaboration with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) based at Anand, Gujarat. After a meeting with NDDB officials at Anand, about 100 km from Ahmedabad, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked on Tuesday by Arunachal Pradesh government and NDDB in presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein.
While Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin signed on behalf of the state government, NDDB was represented by its Chairman Dilip Rath. Also present during the signing ceremony were Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism P D Sona, Principal Secretary Satyagopal and Secretary to CM Sonam Chombay. As per the MoU, NDDB will conduct a survey related to milk production and consumption and identify areas of intervention in Arunachal Pradesh. Based on the survey, the Board will prepare a comprehensive five-year dairy development plan and provide technical support to establish fair and transparent milk procurement system for milk producers of the state.
NDDB will also provide technical support in terms of establishment of dairy infrastructure, cattle feed and mineral mixture plant etc besides providing training and capacity building of farmers, executives, leaders, supervisors, dairy technicians, etc.
Mineral mapping of the state will also be done to find out the status of mineral deficiency in soil and based on that the Board will formulate composition of area specific mineral mixture.
NDDB began its operations with the mission of making dairying a vehicle to a better future for millions of grassroots milk producers. The mission achieved thrust and direction with the launching of “Operation Flood”, a programme extending over 26 years and which used World Bank loan to finance India’s emergence as the world’s largest milk producing nation. Operation Flood’s third phase was completed in 1996 and has to its credit a number of significant achievements.
The Anand model of Amul fame, adopted by NDDB, has been immensely successful as it involves people in their own development through cooperatives where professionals are accountable to leaders elected by producers.
The institutional infrastructure — village cooperative, dairy and cattle feed plants, state and national marketing — is owned and controlled by farmers. Anand Pattern cooperatives have progressively, linked producers directly with consumers.
In another significant development, the state government signed another MoU with the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Government of Gujarat, as a part of the Investment Promotion Activity for Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2017.
With an objective to encourage commercial and economic cooperation between both the states, the MoU paves way for the GIDC to facilitate Department of Industries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, to obtain necessary permissions, registrations, approvals, clearances, etc from concerned departments of Gujarat as per existing policies, rules and regulations of the state government.
NDDB was set up in 1965 with the basic objective of replicating the famous Amul model throughout the country.

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  1. Ab barega Arunachal!! We just need to keep supporting the young leaders who can really aid to development of our state unlike the older generations. It ll take time but I’m sure one day Arunachal ll shine.

  2. Aerreee…Government change . But. Leadership is still not yet to Changing in our.. state..it’s very sad news..dominated party again dominated ..senior BJP PARTY zero hahaha .

  3. This is the advantage of having young and educated CM that we are able to see new steps initiated to uplift downtrodden people in the society. I doubt if this step will achieve the expected good result in our state where people are in the habits of becoming mollionaire over night. However, this will surely help the rural innocent people to improve their socio-economic condition. Good endeavour Mr CM.

  4. Why is Chowna Mein still kept as Dy CM? Has he bought AP as his property? He must be shifted and old timer BJP MLAs must be considered for the post. BJP must not nurture Congress men inside BJP to destroy itself.

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