NDS assists farmers in establishing ‘Producer owned enterprises’ (POEs) which are incorporated under provisions of Part XXI A of the Companies Act. These enterprises run on the principles of mutual assistance.
NDS has set-up two mega semen stations at Alamadhi in Tamil Nadu and Rahuri in Maharashtra. We also manage the two largest semen stations in the country, Sabarmati Ashram Gaushala located at Bidaj, Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Animal Breeding Research Organisation located at Salon, Raebareily in Uttar Pradesh
NDS' journey has been fuelled by its commitment to India's dairy farmers and drive to empower them
Incorporation of NDS
A dynamic professional with over three decades of experience in the Dairy sector. He has mRead More
Sriram Mankal Shankar is a graduate from Institute of Rural Management, Anand and a FelloRead More
Has close to five decades of experience working in the Dairy industry across all sectors iRead More
Dr. Saugata Mitra is an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management with over 30Read More
Shri Kamlesh Trivedi He has received a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Sciences from AnaRead More
Dr. C. P. Devanand an alumnus of College of Veterinary & Animal sciences, Kerala, is MastRead More
Shri S Raghupati has over three decades of experience in finance and accounting and is curRead More
An Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1983 batch, in the last 39 years, he has wRead More
Is an Engineering Graduate from Jamia Millia Islamia University and an alumnus of IIM LuckRead More
Shri Abhijit Bhattacharjee is a Post Graduate in Rural Management and holds a degree in LaRead More
NDS is committed to help create, support and strengthen producer centric, competitive, inclusive, sustainable and professionally managed Producer Owned Enterprises (POE) responsive to the economic expectations and social wellbeing of their members.Learn More
NDS is currently following a multi-prong strategy for enhancing productivity by improving genetic make-up of the milch animals using advanced reproductive techniques and by making available inputs like- Compound cattle feed, Area specific mineral mixture and Seeds of High yielding fodder varieties.Learn More
NDS team has been drawn from diverse backgrounds- development sector, cooperatives, and private sector; and is committed to creating value for milk producers through their knowledge and experience.
The PIB function helps to create, support and strengthen PCs which are responsive to the economic expectations and social wellbeing of their members by catalyzing the process of institution building measures encompassing capacity building of the present & prospective stakeholders & implementing effective governance practices in the PCs.
Experts in the PIB team help the PC designing their institutional structure, governance mechanism, buildup of member share capital, mechanism for membership bonding, milk producer communication and training. The team also supports PCs in producer data analytics and capacity building of members, employees and Board of Directors during life cycle of the organization.
The PES function aims to increase productivity of the dairy animals in the country by adopting a holistic approach to animal management. To achieve this objective, the experts in PES group supports the implementation of the following activities- Semen Station management; Animal Breeding services including Artificial Insemination and Induction of high genetic merit milch animals; Animal Nutrition & Dairy farm management services. The team also support and implement advanced bovine reproductive technologies at the door step of dairy farmers.
The DVC function is involved with the three important business functions of a PC i.e. procurement, processing & sales of milk & milk products. The team works closely with the PCs in defining and establishing strong value chain systems and processes. This value creation encourages dairy enterprises to thrive and, in turn, improve livelihoods of milk producing farmers and nutrition for the end consumer.
The QA & PD team has expertise in implementing quality systems, strengthening hygienic infrastructure, monitoring product quality, manufacturing processes and methods for ensuring quality of raw milk & milk products along with new product design. The team also guides the Producer Companies on Food Safety and Standards regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hygiene and in developing value added products.
Assist the PCs and NDS in recruiting, grooming and succession planning of manpower. The HR department also assists in formulating policies, SOP’s for PC’s and semen stations while simultaneously assisting in developing the HR Teams of the producer companies to act as a business pillar and enabler. The experts help in developing & administering training modules on leadership, competency development and other soft skills.
The IT experts provide guidance & support to the PCs in formulating and deploying their IT & Communication strategies. The team supports the PCs in setting up IT infrastructure, software applications, designing & implementing a robust network to ensure transparency and accuracy at every level of operations from milk procurement to sales.
Experts at the PCM function contributes to the overarching objective of creating, supporting and strengthening PCs by formulating dairy value chain development proposals, partnering with funding agencies for approval of the projects and providing support for their effective roll-out /implementation
Experts in the MIS team have rich experience across various functions of business including survey research, database management and analytics. The team enables informed decision making through insights based on analytics around data & survey findings and maintain a repository related to dairy industry, NDS facilitated PCs, population census, livestock census etc. The function also supports NDS and PCs in conducting primary surveys.
The BE team is involved in supporting the PCs, Semen Stations and NDS in standardization & redesign of key processes through adoption of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to achieve improvements in performance and efficiency.
Purchase & Logistics team supports in sourcing & procurement of goods, works and services for NDS, PCs and Semen stations. Which majorly includes sourcing of right product and delivering on time by following the compliances while maintaining the supplier relationship. Purchase & Logistics facilitates training to PCs and semen station which enables them to strengthen their purchase processes
In addition to ensuring compliance to statutory requirements at NDS, the experts assist the PCs in obtaining various statutory & regulatory registrations, licenses, approvals, clearance etc required for their operationalization as well for its smooth functioning. Also assists PCs in implementing the process & systems for good governance.
The experts in the F & A practice wear dual hats. While they are responsible for accounts, taxation, treasury, budgeting, management accounting, financial audits of NDS, they provide similar support as advisory and guidance to PCs and the NDS managed semen stations.
The MBCC team supports NDS, PCs and Semen Stations with their marketing, branding, corporate communication needs and propagating the concept of Producer Companies as a viable vehicle to bring sustainable socioeconomic impact at the grassroot level. This includes supporting the PCs in corporate identity design, new product introduction, traditional & digital media, forward linkages through ecommerce & modern retail and media engagements.