With a view to promote efficient renewable technologies in the dairy industry, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) on May 5, 2021 at NDDB, Anand.
Speaking on the occasion, Varsha Joshi, Joint Secretary (Dairy Development), Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India and Chairman, NDDB, conveyed that NDDB and EESL will work together to design and develop innovative business models with energy efficient solutions for dairy cooperative institutions, which are transparent, scalable and flexible enough to seamlessly embrace different and emerging technologies in a manner that incentivises all the stakeholders.She stressed the need of propagating such technically sound and financially viable models meeting the need of electricity, steam and hot water in the dairy cooperative network.
Saurabh Kumar, Executive Vice Chairman, EESL suggested that the strong dairy cooperative network can economise operational costs by adopting energy efficient solutions. Meenesh Shah, Executive Director, NDDB said that NDDB and EESL would facilitate collaboration among various agencies for disposal of crop residues and agricultural waste and bio-waste in an environment friendly, efficient and viable manner through adoption of non-conventional energy generation models.
EESL will conceptualise, propose and design technically sound alternate energy generation solutions for dairy plants in the dairy cooperative sector across the country. It will also arrange necessary technical and funding support for design, development and operation of the non-conventional energy generation models.
NDDB will extend its expertise in dairy business, dairy plant management and other such related activities to facilitate and support conceptualising, development and implementation of the alternate energy generation models. National Dairy Development Board will also assist in development, monitoring and evaluation of programmes leading to assessment of outcome and impact of projects.