NDDB inks agreement with Uttar Pradesh to manage Varanasi Dairy UnionThe National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has signed an agreement with the government of Uttar Pradesh to manage the Varanasi Milk Union for five years.

This will promote the dairy sector in the northern state, while providing dairy farmers the required economic resilience.

The development is in line with the aim of doubling farmers’ income, and will motivate and involve milk producers in dairying.

Notably, besides Uttar Pradesh, NDDB is managing some other dairy unions in Assam, Jharkhand, Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra.

Soon, Varanasi Milk Union plant will be able to process two lakh ltr of milk per day.

The Varanasi Milk Union will be the country’s first milk union to have biogas-based tri-generation plant installed.

The plant is expected to suffice entire energy need of the dairy and contribute significantly towards reducing carbon footprint by reducing usage of traditional fuels.

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