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National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) launches subsidiary for manure management

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National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) launches subsidiary for manure management

Recently the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has launched a subsidiary of ‘National Dairy Development Board’ (NDDB) for manure management.

NDDB has formed Soil (MRIDA) Limited. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of NDDB, which will work in the field of fertilizer management initiatives across the country.

It is an unlisted public limited company. It has been established by NDDB on July 1, 2022 under the Companies Act, 2013.

It will set up compost value chain and biogas based CNG and biogas based power generation plants for dairy plants.

Manure management is the process in which animal dung is obtained and stored. After that it is treated and used.

Manure is an economical and valuable fertilizer. Nutrients are present in varying amounts, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, micronutrients and organic matter.

Efficient manure management moves the productive economic life cycle of milch animals beyond milk production. It also helps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Benefits of efficient manure management:

  • It has the potential to generate biogas equivalent to 50 percent of India’s current LPG consumption.
  • It has the capacity to produce bio slurry equivalent to 44 per cent of India’s NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash) fertilizer requirement
  • Gobardhan scheme is also being run to generate energy from cattle waste.
  • It also contributes to increase their livelihood opportunity by providing additional source of income to the dairy farmers.

National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)

  • NDDB was initially registered as a Society under the Societies Act
  • It was merged with the erstwhile Dairy Corporation of India by the National Dairy Development Board Act 1987 passed by the Parliament.
  • NDDB has registered a trademark named “SuDhan” to give general recognition to cow dung based organic fertilizers.

Source- The Hindu

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