About Neel

I have worked in various capacities and gained rich experience in the field of dairy, poultry, livestock farming and animal husbandry in terms of project formulation, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation. I have rich experience of training and consulting on these topics:
  • Dairy: dairy farming, milk chilling, milk processing, fodder cultivation, etc.
  • Livestock: goat breeding, sheep breeding, lamb fattening, pig breeding, pig fattening, rabbit breeding, etc.
  • Poultry: emu hatchery, emu farm, quail hatchery, quail farm, layers and broilers farm, layers and broilers farm hatchery, etc.
If you have any questions or need advice on these topics, do not hesitate to contact me. I'll try to help you to the best of my ability. 

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Professional Experience
  • As an independent consultant: Prepared/formulated following bankable projects:
    • Prepared Area Development Plan (ADP): ‘Goat Farming’ in Sinnar TQ. and
      Beed Dist. to be implanted by NGOs for JLGs. NABARD, RO, PUNE
    • Salvaging and Rearing of Male Buffalo Calves for a Company in the District – Uttar Dinajpur, North Bengal. TFO: Rs. 84 Lakh.
    • Salvaging and Rearing of male buffalo Calves Scheme -  Industrial unit of 1000 calves in Nashik and Dhule  districts of Maharashtra. Project cost: Rs.84.00 lakh
    • Integrated Dairy Farm: 10 Buffaloes/Cross bred cows with 20 female calves, vermi-compost, milking machine, milk parlour etc. in many districts of Maharashtra under “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme” (DEDS).  Project cost: Rs.14.76 lakh
    • Emu breeding, Emu Hatchery, Feed mill etc.: ranging from 10 pairs to 100 pairs of emu for Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Dhule, Nasik, Jalgaon,  Pune, Beed, Thane, Raigad districts. Project cost: emu breeding-ranging from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 50 Lakh. Feed mill cost (1 MT/day)-Rs.16lakh. 
    • Goat Breeding Farm: Ranging from 200 to 500 goats in Osmanabad, Nasik, Dhule, Ahmednagar districts. Project cost: Ranging from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 25 Lakh.
    • Mini Dairy Farm: 10 Buffaloes/Cross bred cows. Project cost: Rs. 3 lakh. in many districts of Maharashtra.
    • Establishment of poultry breeding farms with low input technology birds- Vanaraja and Giriraja. Project cost: up to Rs. 30 lakh. in Nasik, Dhule, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon  districts of Maharashtra. 
    • Establishment of feed godown, feed mixing unit, feed analytical unit –Rs.16.00 lakhs in Nasik, Dhule, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra. 
    • Retail poultry dressing unit (up to 300 birds per day)-Rs.5.00 lakhs in Nasik, Dhule, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra.
    • Central grower unit: (6250 and 12,500 birds per batch and 4 batches per year) –Rs.10 lakhs and Rs.20.00 lakhs respectively in Nasik, Dhule, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon  districts of Maharashtra.
    • Pig breeding and fattening unit: 10 sows and 2 boar,  Project cost: Rs. 10 lakh. in Pune  district of Maharashtra.
    • I have been empaneled as Consultant (AH & Dairy) up to March 2015 for International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded Tejaswini Rural Women Empowerment Programme of MAVIM to support the implementation of the livelihood programme. Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal is known as MAVIM and it is the State Women's Development Corporation of Government of Maharashtra. MAVIM has been declared as a Nodal agency by Government of Maharashtra to implement various Women Empowerment Programme through Self Help Groups (SHGs).

       
  • With Maharashtra Center for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED), Pune:
    • Working as Honorary/Guest faculty
  • With Maharashtra Industrial and Technical Consultancy (MITCON), Pune:
    • Working as Honorary/Guest faculty
    • Prepared a DPR on Poultry Feed Plant of 4 MT/Hr. capacity in Mizoram State.
  • With NABARD Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd (NABCONs): Was local representative for Maharashtra State (2 years) and still work with NABCONs on contract basis. Conducted techno-economic feasibility studies of following projects:
    • Third Party Monitoring of six Animal Husbandry Scheme under RKVY in Chhattisgarh, Livestock Development Department, Raipur.
    • Third Party Monitoring and Evaluation of Two Animal Husbandry Scheme
      under RKVY in Parbhani District implemented by College of Veterinary and Animal
      Science (COVAS), Parbhani, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Science University,
      (MAFSU) Nagpur, Government of Maharashtra.
    • Evaluation Study of the Livestock Health and Disease Control (LH&DC) Schemes and Central Sector Schemes of DAHD, GOI, New Delhi. Schemes:-
      • Assistance to States for Control of Animal Diseases (ASCAD),
      • Establishment and Strengthening of Veterinary Hospitals/Dispensaries of Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
    • Gayatri Milk Plant and Dairy Farm: Techno Economic feasibility Study of Buffalo Farming and Milk Processing Unit at Latur. By M/s.Taparia Group. Capacity: 200 Murrah buffaloes and Milk Processing Unit of 5000 Litre milk per day {LMPD}.
    • Identification of business opportunities and for improvement of operational efficiency in the present line of business of Lokmangal Udyog Samooh, Solapur.
    • Jeevandhara Dairy by M/s. Ravikiran Marketing and Infrastructure Dev. Pvt. Ltd Dhule - 424 001, Total project cost: Rs. 612 Lakh. Capacity: Milk processing unit of 1.25 Lakh Litre per day (LLPD).
    • Concurrent Evaluation of National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding: M.P. Livestock and poultry development corporation, BHOPAL, Madhya Pradesh.
    • Nathani poultry Farm: Associated with team for conducting study on feasibility of establishing a commercial layer farm with a captive feed mill. Capacity: 52000Layer/year. Total project cost: Rs.175 Lakh.
    • Mid Term Appraisal of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes under Macro Management in Agriculture - Study in respect of Maharashtra State. 
    • Evaluation Study on "National Ram / Buck Production  and Programme for rabbit development (NRBPPR) and preparation of Detailed Project Report on small ruminants and rabbit development.
    • Study of Review of progress on Food Park Scheme of Ministry of Food processing of India (MoFPI) in Maharashtra. Name of Food Park:  Godavary Valley Wine Park - Vinchur Nasik district.
    • Evaluation and impact analysis study of centrally sponsored scheme “Assistance to state poultry farms”: Kerala state, Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation: Duck breeding farm and Grampriya Layer Breeding Farm.
    • Mid Term Appraisal of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes – Development of extinct breeds of livestock and poultry: Small ruminant animals (Osmanabadi and Sangamneri Goat) study in Maharashtra State.
    • Haringhatta  Dairy by Govt. of West Bengal. Total project cost: Rs. 1250 Lakh appx. Capacity: Milk processing unit of 50000 L per day (LPD).
    • Conducted impact analysis study on National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding (NPCBB) Phase II implemented by Maharashtra Livestock Development Board (MLDB) Akola, Govt. of Maharashtra.
  • In Technical Services Department (TSD) with NABARD, an apex financial institution (26 years):
    • Retired as Deputy General Manager (Technical) of animal husbandry
    • Performed credit planning for animal husbandry and dairy sector of the state
    • Provided institutional support required for infra-structural development
    • Formulated traditional/ innovative and hi-tech bankable projects in animal husbandry and dairy sector (cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, equines, rabbits, including poultry, emu, quails and ducks.etc.)
    • Performed project appraisals (technical and financial)
    • Performed project monitoring, follow up and evaluation
    • Provided guidance to bankers, farmers and government officials in selection/establishment of animal husbandry projects
    • Collaborated with different departments of central and state government agencies, corporations, federations, unions, NGOs, agriculture and animal husbandry universities
    • Provided faculty support to various training institutes of banks and government agencies etc. on the topics of livestock and poultry farming, poultry, dairy and animal husbandry
    • Collaborated with various agencies for transfer of technology from lab to land through credit support
    • Locally represented a major consultancy firm NABCONs for two years
    • Worked on microfinance and watershed development projects
    • Prepared bankable area development plan for following districts of Maharashtra: Solapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Ahmednagar, Yavatmal, Parbhani in dairy and Osmanabad district in livestock - goat.
  • In National Dairy Development Board (10 years):
    • Left as Project Executive of field operations and animal husbandry
    • Worked on numerous dairy projects in various cities of India - Jalgaon (MS), Patna (Bihar), Bhatinda( Punjab), Rohtak (Haryana), and Meerut (UP) .
    • Mainly involved in the organization and management of rural milk procurement through village co-operative agencies
    • Provided technical inputs on ‘Anand Pattern’ of Amul.
    • Organized and managed oilseed procurement through Village Growers Co-operatives on ‘Anand Pattern’ in Bhavnagar Vegetable Project (BVP).
  • In College of Agriculture (KKV), Dapoli, Maharashtra (6 months):
    • Worked as Assistant Professor of animal husbandry and dairy
    • Taught animal husbandry and dairy science at undergraduate and graduate levels
    • Provided extension education to farmers
Professional Membership
  • Indian Dairy Association (IDA), New Delhi (Life Member),
  • Indian Poultry science Association ,(IPSA),Izatnagar (Life Member),
  • Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) , Mumbai (Life Member). 
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