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DDC milk from 2026 onwards

A team led by Swiss cheese expert Werner Schultes established the first Yak cheese production in Langtang in 2009 and a milk collection and processing center at Tusal village in Kavre.
Being a government brand, the public trusts, DDC has paid special attention to quality. That is the reason why common people prefer DDC products over other companies. - Sanjeev Jha, Senior Administrative Officer - Dairy Development Institute
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At one time, most farmers could consume the milk they produced themselves. Ainchopaincho was practiced in Bachekhuche. In particular, they did not even think of earning income by selling milk or milk products. Milk was being produced, but only informally. On the one hand, the farmers did not know how to market their products and make them profitable, on the other hand, the consumers were not able to buy and eat.

DDC milk from 2026 onwards

At that time ie in the year 2009, the Yak cheese center was brought into operation in Langtang. Even after that, milk collection centers and cheese centers were also started in various places and areas. In the year 2026, milk collection center and Yak cheese center were brought into operation in an integrated manner as Dairy Development Institute (DDC). Although there is no definite data about the manpower working in DDC at that time, now it is being operated with about 1000 manpower. An average of 2 lakh liters of milk is collected daily. The DDC brand has left a mark on the general public.

'Milk collection centers were run in Langtang, Kavre and Bhaktapur to collect milk from the villages and provide value for their produce. The aim was to consume and market the products of the village," said Ganga Timsina, former general manager of DDC, "Consumers are happy with the official DDC brand. Farmers have also taken it as a reliable income-earning business. In 2009, when the Yak cheese factory was established in Rasuwa's Langtang, the investment was not from the government of Nepal. Yak cheese industry has expanded and developed in Nepal with the financial support of New Zealand and the technical support of Switzerland under the leadership of the World Food and Agriculture Organization.

In 2007, the World Food and Agriculture Organization formed a 'Swiss Nepal Forward Team' to do something in the agricultural sector in Nepal and sent it to study. The team came to the conclusion that the product made from chaunri milk, which is available in the Himalayas of Nepal, does not spoil for a week or two, can be sold in the markets of Kathmandu or India and can be produced in 3,800 meters in Langtang,' the then manager Ishwari Prasad Adhikari published on the occasion of the 46th year of DDC. In 'Smarika 2071', he wrote, 'Based on that recommendation, the World Food and Agriculture Organization sent an additional study team to Nepal under the leadership of Switzerland's cheese expert Werner Schultes. After that, the production of the first yak cheese started in 2009 with the conclusion that the cheese can be produced and sold.'

The first milk collection and processing center was established in Tusal village of Kavre in the year 2009-010 on the initiative of cheese expert Schultes. Processed milk was transported by porters to Bhaktapur in 3/4 hours, from there it was loaded into trucks and sold from the sales center at Bhotahiti, Kathmandu. But, unfortunately, the agriculture department did not agree to establish this plant. "After the department did not agree, Shultes, a cheese expert, took a loan from a Nepali friend at a 10 percent interest rate and established it," the then managing officer wrote in "Souvenir 2071", "After the plant was successfully established and sales were distributed, in 2011, the Department of Agriculture received a subsidy from the New Zealand government for the development of the milk industry in Nepal. got Loans are paid with the same grant.'

vs. It is not that before 2009 there was no development of animal farms in Nepal. According to the sources, Balaju Modern Animal Development Farm was established in July 2007. The Animal Development Branch was established by collecting all Goth Goshwara (14 farms) farms operating across the country. Experts say that the modernization of animal development in Nepal started from here. After that, Animal Development and Dairy Development Branch was opened under the Department of Agriculture in 2009. After that, the Dairy Development Board was formed under the chairmanship of the Minister of Agriculture.

'Tusal Dairy was inaugurated in 2011. In the year 2013, King Mahendra laid the foundation stone of the central dairy at Lainchaur," the souvenir says, "The capacity of the dairy established at Lainchaur was 500 liters per hour. Processed milk was filled in half liter bottles and sold and distributed. Now the production capacity of Lanchaur has increased to three thousand liters per hour. With the establishment of a laboratory in Lainchaur, the demand for milk increased. Former General Manager Timsina informed that another collection center was established at Kharipati in Bhaktapur to meet the demand in 2014-2012. By the 2025/26 year, the Central Dairy program had expanded. At the same time, the Dairy Development Institute (DDC) was established on July 1, 2026 under the Institute Act to accelerate the pace of dairy development.

"The main purpose of establishing DDC is to provide a safe market system and fair price for milk produced by dairy farmers to increase milk production and provide employment opportunities to rural farmers, laborers and other skilled manpower," former general manager Timsina said. Making it self-sufficient in the supply of dairy products is to help in import substitution and export promotion. With the establishment of

DDC has expanded cheese production factory and milk processing factory. Apart from these, DDC has been emphasizing on different types of products. DDC's products are also preferred by the general public. As it is a government brand, the common people trust it a lot. We have also paid special attention to production and quality," said Sanjeev Jha, senior administrative officer of DDC. "That's why people have preferred DDC's products over other companies. DDC has been operating continuously.' The

has not come without various hurdles in DDC. The quality of the product is not questioned. However, Jha claims that the common people have faith in DDC. According to him, 140,000 liters of milk is being collected daily. Even though the purchasing power of consumers has decreased and the economy is lax, the valley has a supply of 80 to 85 thousand liters per day. The remaining milk is sent for conversion. In the case of private dairies, they have been supplying only up to 15,000 liters (by one dairy).

This means trust in government institutions. Kattik, Mansir, Pus, Magha, Fagun and Chait are considered as milk production season. When there is more milk in this season, private dairies do whatever they like, but DDC buys it at the price set by the government," he said. "This also guarantees price stability. When the milk production is high, the government buys milk from the farmers at the fixed price. That's why DDC is preferred by farmers.

DDC has been collecting milk from 1,200 dairy producers every day. About 200,000 families are affiliated to that organization. DDC has set up chilling centers at 68 places to purchase milk from farmers. Various cooperative organizations transport milk to that chilling center. In some places DDC itself reaches. After arriving at the chilling center, it is transported daily to the respective factories. After that, lab test, milk quality, adulteration test are checked,' said Jha, 'after that we pack it and send it to the market.'

The milk produced by farmers is collected in 8 milk processing factories through 65 moisture centers operating in 46 districts. He said that during the season when there is more milk production, the factory has been converting and producing powdered milk and butter. According to DDC, the Biratnagar Milk Distribution Project was established in 2030 and the powdered milk factory was established in 2052. The production capacity of the project is 5,000 liters per hour and the capacity of the powdered milk factory is 6 metric tons per day. Janakpur Milk Distribution Project was established in 2065. Its capacity is 1500 liters per hour. Kathmandu Milk Distribution Project was established in 2030. Its processing capacity is 15,000 liters per hour, and the processing capacity of the Hetaunda dairy project established in 2030 is 3,000 liters per hour. Similarly, the production capacity of Lainchaur milk product sales and distribution project established in 2026 is 3 thousand liters per hour.

The daily production capacity of the Lumbini Milk Distribution Project established in 2046 is two thousand liters per hour. Established in 2065, the production capacity of Nepalgunj Milk Distribution Project is 1000 liters per hour. Similarly, the daily production capacity of Dhangadhi Milk Distribution Project established in 2066 is 1500 liters. Apart from these, animal feed production factory Hetaunda was established in 2070. Its capacity is 4 metric tons per day. Similarly, Dolakha dairy industry was established in 2070, Jha said. According to him, farmers are paid Rs 65 per liter on the basis of 4 fat and 8 SNF. 3.5 to 4 rupees per liter is given to cooperatives in the name of management expenses. All these should be added to the farmers about 30 crores per month. DDC said that the selling price of one liter of milk has been kept at Rs 98.

According to DDC, the demand and market for milk is increasing by about 20 percent. There is also attraction in the manufacturing sector. Those who have returned from abroad are also engaged in animal husbandry. Looking at the details of two years, the purchase and payment amount of milk from rural areas is increasing. In 078/79, 1.92 billion was paid, and it is estimated that 3.5 billion will be paid in 080/81,” said Jha. Keeping in view the market demand, DDC has been producing 4 types of processed milk (standard, whole milk, cow milk and tea milk). Standard milk is the best seller. According to Jha, 80 percent of DDC's business is from Standard Milk. Similarly, three types of cheese are mozzarella, yak and kanchan. Apart from this, it has been producing products such as butter, ghee, sweetmeat, curd, lassi, ice cream.

DDC has earned more than 50 million profit in 6 months of the current financial year. DDC has earned a net profit of 5 million 15 million from July 1, 2080 to the end of December. In the last financial year, it is mentioned in the details of DDC that there was a net loss of 488.5 million. It has earned one billion 94 crore 49 lakh rupees in 6 months.

earned 3 billion 65 million 66 million rupees last year. "Now the main factor for going to profit is the improvement in the quality of raw milk received from the farmers. In the past, milk came with 7.2 to 7.5 SNF. Now, milk of 3 fat and 8 SNF has arrived in the market,'' said Jha, "DDC was at a loss due to the necessity of mixing powdered milk to bring the quality to the market, now there is a gradual improvement."

Along with the good sides, DDC has some bad sides. It has become common for private dairies not to pay on time, to seek profit. However, even DDC has not paid the farmers for months. The amount to be paid to farmers is still about 2 billion. The Ministry of Finance has already given 300 million concessional loans to pay the farmers. But billions of rupees have yet to be paid to the farmers. "With some money from the Ministry of Finance and DDC, we have sent about 420 million to 8 projects," said Rajendra Adhikari, information officer of DDC, "The institute still has 1100 tons of powdered milk and 800 tons of butter in stock. This is the reason why the payment has not been made. According to the experts, DDC is in trouble because of managerial weaknesses, leakages, and more than the required number of employees.

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