Q65. Consider the following statements:
1. Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) was announced in the budget 2017-18.
2. It will be implemented by the National Dairy Development Board.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
(c) Both 1 and 2
Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of the scheme ‘DIDF’.
The fund was announced in the Union Budget 2017-18.
Major activities of DIDF: The project will focus on w building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure and electronic milk adulteration testing equipment. w creation / modernization / expansion of processing infrastructure and manufacturing facilities for Value Added Products for the Milk Unions/ Milk Producer Companies.
Implementing bodies: The project will be implemented by w National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and w National Dairy Development Cooperation (NDDC).
Funding: It has been approved with an outlay of Rs 10,881 crore during the period from 2017-18 to 2028-29.
Benefits from DIDF: It will play a major role in modernizing the dairy infrastructure, increasing productivity, doubling farmer’s income and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled manpower.