The main objectives of the NCAER study were (i) to Identify and measure indicators demonstrating the impact of dairy involvement in socio-economic development, family welfare, and income generation;(ii) assess the social impact of the project in terms of provision of livelihoods, especially for vulnerable groups, and empowerment of women; (iii) Carry out an ex-post economic and financial evaluation of the design and delivery of the project with a focus on the two main components of NDP-I viz.: (a) Productivity Enhancement, which would increase milk productivity through improved animal breeding, nutrition, and delivery of Artificial Insemination services, and (b) Milk Collection and Bulking, which would provide access to markets through investment in village level milk collection and bulking facilities, and formation of producer companies and dairy cooperative societies.
This study is completed and report is available here
Dr Saurabh Bandyopadhyay is a Senior Fellow at NCAER. He has undertaken a wide variety of studies, including; Railways Passenger and Freight, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals, Cement, etc. in the Infrastructure Sector; Agriculture Outlook, Convergence of Agricultural Intervention in Maharashtra, National Cooperative Development Council, National Dairy Development Board, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Fishery, Animal... Read More
Laxmi Joshi is a Fellow at NCAER with research interests in agriculture and rural development. She has worked on issues related to the Agricultural Outlook Situation Analysis, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, economic benefits of weather and marine services, air pollution issues in agriculture, India’s cotton revolution, dairy development, convergence and agricultural intervention in Maharashtra, farm... Read More
Dr Shashanka Bhide is an Honorary Senior Adviser at NCAER. He was associated with NCAER from 1982 to 2014 in different capacities. After leaving NCAER in July 2014, he took up the position of Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai until his retirement in December 2018. His research has covered a number of areas... Read More
Gurucharan Manna is a Senior Adviser at NCAER. He was the Director General of CSO and NSSO in the Government of India. Dr Manna has nearly 40 years of specialized experience in sample design, estimation procedures for household and establishment surveys, and the design of survey questionnaires and related documents for fieldwork and data validation.... Read More
Devender Pratap is a Fellow at NCAER. His current research interests include trade policy analysis/CGE modelling, GTAP database, social accounting matrix, input output analysis, construction of base-run for CGE modelling, macro-econometric modelling and agricultural/livestock economy. At NCAER, he has handled three major CGE models in single-country and multi-country frameworks. He has also been involved in... Read More
K. Subbaraje Urs is an Associate Fellow at NCAER, with more than 24 years of experience in applied economic research, socio-economic and industrial research. His core areas of research are large-scale surveys, particularly in developing the survey instrument, calculating the sample size, and identifying gaps in primary and secondary data. He has worked on both large-scale... Read More