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Shri Sangram R. Chaudhary

National Dairy Development Board

Executive Director

Mr. Sangram Chaudhary is Executive Director and member of the governing body of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for past 8 years, an organization credited with steering India’s cooperative dairy movement and making it the largest milk producing country in the world. Recently deputed to Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd as Managing Director. He is a Post Graduate in Life Sciences (1984), and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PDGRM) from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (1986).

His experience in co-operative dairy sector extends to over 35 years, with Organizational Development, Institution Building, Quality Management, and Project   Management being his key interest areas. He is passionate about working with economically marginalized in their efforts to transform their lives and be self-reliant using dairying as a tool.

Mr. Sangram has the distinction of handling the responsibilities of Asia’s largest dairy cooperative “ Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited” as Chief Executive Officer from 1996-2010. During his tenure at Banaskantha Milk Union, he was instrumental in introduction of several new product variants, expansion of markets, milk procurement, and plant automation with resource optimization. Under his leadership, Banas Milk Union became a phenomenal growth story in co-operative dairying in India, achieving a turnover of Rs. 3500 crores, with milk producer membership of over 3,50,000 (35% of them women members) in 1500 village level dairy cooperative societies. The organization has now grown to 7 million litres per day milk procuring and about Rs. 10, 000 crores turnover, the largest dairy in the country.

At NDDB, he has lead departments of Animal Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Dairy Engineering Services, Quality Assurance, Product and Process Development and Co-operative services.  He played a key role in a focused national initiative named National Dairy Plan (NDP), which aims at enhancing the milk production in India by increasing the milch animal productivity and expanding the coverage of dairy co-operatives.  Also he has been on governing board of several key institutions facilitating the growth of dairying in India i.e. Mother Dairy, Indian Dairy Machinery Company Ltd, Indian Immunological Ltd, National Co-operative Dairy Federation of India, Vidya Dairy, NDDB Dairy Services and NDDB Foundation for Nutrition. He has been coordinating with FAO on Dairy Asia Networking for past few years as NDDB representative for India.