Government appoints Meenesh C Shah as the Managing Director of NDDB
The government of India in an order issued on 9 December 2022 has appointed Meenesh C Shah as the Managing Director of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with effect from 15 November 2022. There has been no regular chairman at NDDB since December 2020.
Presently Meenesh Shah was also holding the additional charge of the Chairman NDDB.
The Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala on 9 December 2022 , said in the Rajya Sabha that government proposes to extend the tenure of Meenesh C Shah as the Chairman, NDDB, for a period of six months with effect from December 1, 2022 or till the regular chairman is appointed.
National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
It was set up in 1966 as a society under the Societies Act 1860. The first chairman of NDDB was Verghese Kurien. Kurien is also called as the father of White Revolution in India.
NDDB was merged with Indian Dairy Corporation by the NDDB Act 1987 with effect from 12 October 1987.
NDDB has been given Institution of national importance status.
It comes under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Headquarters: Anand, Gujarat
Managing Director: Meenesh Shah,
It launched operation flood in India which has made India, largest producer of milk in the world. The massive increase in the production of milk and dairy products in India is called as White revolution.
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