The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is all set to roll out its ambitious, 15-year-long National Dairy Plan, envisaging an outlay of Rs 17,300 crore, with the Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad

The Union rural development ministry is setting up a body called “Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation’ (BRLF) with a `1,000-crore corpus with the help of India Inc, to promote economic and social empowerment in 170 districts, including those affected by Naxal violence.

“I have already written to the Tatas, Reliance, Infosys, and Wipro, apart from the dairy cooperative NDDB, and Nabard, to be the founding members of BRLF. My ministry is giving initial corpus of `500 crore,” Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said here on Sunday.

Kozhikode: The World Bank has approved a $ 352-million credit for the National Dairy Support Project.

Project aims at boosting production using scientific breeding and feeding.

Anand (Gujarat) India continues to be the largest milk producing nation, according to the report of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for 2010-11.

The country’s estimated milk production for the period stood at 121 million tonne (mt), close to 17% of the world’s total produce.

This has reference to the letter published in EPW (“Operation Flood: Reviving Debates”, 29 January 2011) on the said subject. The authors of the letter are eminent scholars and well known for their

Move To Help Tribals Get Better Price For Goods

Ahigh-level committee appointed to examine introduction of minimum support price (MSP) for non-timber forest produce is considering a national cooperative revolution similar to Operation Flood to empower tribals collecting sal seeds, gum kariah and other minor forest produce.

The committee, which was appointed in August under Mr T Haque


MUMBAI: The world's largest farmers cooperative, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-Operative Limited (IFFCO), on Monday said it was negotiating with two global players for setting up an integrated dairy in its upcoming food processing special economic zone (SEZ) in Nellore.

Rathin Das | Anand

Cattle-keepers had for long been complaining about shrinking grazing land due to increasing pasture areas being handed over to the industries in many States. This concern has now finally been articulated by the chief of the country