National Dairy Development Board chief T Nanda Kumar resigns


Gujarat-based National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) chairman T Nanda Kumar has resigned with effect from August 1, 2016. Kumar’s resignation has been accepted by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. 

According to an order issued on Thursday by the Department of Personnel and Training, without citing any reason. Kumar has been the NDDB chief since March 3, 2004. 

NDDB’s mandate, a private dairy industry representative said, would require revision in the light of the new reality. “It was all right in the Operation Flood days to provide financing and techno-managerial consultancy to only cooperatives. But in today’s environment, why should we be denied similar concessional funding, particularly for artificial insemination, veterinary support, fodder development and other back-end activities?” the representative said.