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Dr. Meenesh Shah Elected as the Chairman of NCDFI

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06 April 2024, New Delhi: The apex body of dairy cooperatives, National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India Ltd. (NCDFI), in its Board elections held on April 5, 2024, unanimously elected Dr. Meenesh Shah as the Chairman. The election was conducted by Shri Praveen Chaudhary, IAS, District Collector/ Magistrate of Anand who served as the Returning Officer.

Before this, NCDFI in its General Body meeting held on April 04, 2024, elected eight directors on the Board unopposed which include, Dr Meenesh Shah, Jharkhand Milk Federation; Dr. Mangal Jit Rai, Sikkim Milk Union; Shri Shamalbhai B. Patel, Gujarat Milk Federation; Shri Randhir Singh, Haryana Milk Federation; Shri K. S. Mani, KeralaMilk Federation; Shri Balachandra L. Jarakiholi, Karnataka Milk Federation; Shri Narinder Singh Shergill, Punjab Milk Federation and Shri Sameer Kumar Parida, West Assam Milk Union. Apart from these elected directors, Shri S. Regupathi, Executive Director, NDDB is the nominated director on the Board of NCDFI.

Subsequently, the newly formed Board met on April 05, 2024, and elected Dr. Meenesh Shah as the Chairman. Shri Srinivas Sajja, MD, NCDFI shared that the newly elected Chairman of NCDFI, Dr. Meenesh Shah brings with him a wide range of experience and expertise from his being Chairman of several esteemed Institutions such as the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Mother Dairy, IDMC, Indian Immunologicals Ltd(IIL), National Cooperative Organics Ltd (NCOL), NDDB Dairy Services (NDS), Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), NDDB CALF, NDDB  MRIDA, Anandalaya, Jharkhand Milk Federation, West Assam Milk Union, etc. Further, Dr.Meenesh Shah is also serving as Director on the board of the International Dairy Federation(IDF).

Dr. Meenesh Shah has long been acknowledged for his pivotal role and substantial contributions to the dairy cooperative sector, fostering growth and sustainability over the years. The appointment of Dr. Meenesh Shah will significantly contribute towards the enhancement of various initiatives of NCDFI aimed at addressing the evolving needs of dairy farmers and various stakeholders across the country. His leadership at NCDFI will foster stronger collaborations within the dairy community to take forward the dairy industry.

Dr. Meenesh Shah expressed his gratitude for this opportunity and the responsibility given and emphasized his commitment towards advancing the objectives of NCDFI and broadening its activities and reach across the country reinforcing the centrality of the cooperative framework in the dairy and allied sector.

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