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R&D Roadmap to Strengthen the Indian Dairy Sector

There is a growing demand for safe, nutritious, health promoting milk products calling for value addition, product diversification and complete quality assurance. This warrants formulation of policies and programmes to control cost of milk production to evolve financially viable, environment friendly and user beneficial processing technologies as well as to facilitate flow of milk to the organised sector and strengthen the legitimate interests of various stakeholders at the national and international level.
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An Institutional Choice – Producer Companies

True development involves the creation of Institutional Structures to enable producers become a part of the economic mainstream. New economic challenges and opportunities necessitate new institutional forms. These institutions should be producer-owned and managed by competent professionals so that they possess a degree of efficiency and skill that equals or exceeds other forms of enterprise.
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Developing Indian Cattle: A Prospective Approach

Crossbreds are more productive but their tendency to wilt under Indian conditions of low input and harsh climate and susceptibility to tropical diseases warrants the conservation and development of indigenous breeds. To this end the Indian government has introduced the Rs 5,000-million Rashtriya Gokul Mission which aims at conserving and developing indigenous cattle breeds in a focused and scientific manner. This programme will cover genetic improvement of 13 buffalo breeds as well.
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Demystifying Myths of Indian Dairying

There are several myths prevalent in India about the dairy sector. Some of these claim that there are huge production shortages; that FDI is the panacea; that western dairy products give higher returns and that the cooperative sector handles more milk than dairies in the private sector. One by one this article exposes these myths and calls for inclusion of private sector also in India’s ‘dairy vision’.
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Time to Seize Golden Moment

The need for investment in dairy industry, especially to boost animal productivity and milk processing capacities is urgent and essential. Today there is a huge population that is used to drinking millions of tonnes of milk at the threshold of development and on the supply side a huge number of proven breeds of milch animals along with millions of skilled rural folk to employ. Such timing is rare. This is the onset of golden period of Indian dairy industry. Let us seize this opportunity of the real white revolution with all enlightenment and excellence to make this country the land of milk and honey again.
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Indexation of States on Performance of Cattle & Buffaloes

It is rather important that milk production is increased in the country by improving per animal productivity rather than by adding more number to the already burgeoning livestock population. More the number of animals that produce milk, more would be pressure on land and fiercer would be competition between man and animals for survival. An analyses has been attempted based on the trends in population and milk production of crossbred milch cows, indigenous milch cows and buffaloes across the States.
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Opportunity for Corporate Social Responsibility

With growing income disparity and a planet which is quickly depleting its natural resources, industry thinking is shifting. It is learning that in pursuit of economic activity, the industry must not only make effective use of financial capital, but foster and nurture human capital and environmental capital. How to do it? Dairying provides an effective and efficient answer as it is one of the most common means of livelihood for the rural poor in India. Some of the poorest families can be reached through the dairy network.
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Sustainable Livelihoods through Enhanced Dairying Skills

Dairying as a sector is far more demanding than agriculture in terms of skills. Interventions towards skill development will enhance resource productivity, boost innovation and improve decision making ability, thereby enhancing family income and providing a sustainable source of livelihood. With a paradigm shift of dairying from being a subsidiary occupation to mainstream activity, the availability of skilled manpower has become critical.
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Indian Dairy on the Global Investment Map

Growing incomes in India have unleashed demand for value added products. The large untapped potential in marketing, distribution and higher margin products is attracting unprecedented interest from investors. The country needs a second wave of consolidation which moves from being “subsistence oriented” to being “industry oriented”. The success factors are fast changing from an efficient, lean, low margin, morning distribution and low innovation play to a packaged, innovation and investment led, specialised, branded and chilled distribution play.
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Managing Uncertainties

India needs a very clear vision on the future of dairying as it factors some risks and uncertainties which need to be assessed and dealt with suitably to help farmers reap the maximum potential of domestic demand for milk and milk products. NDDB, private sector, cooperative federations, processors, technology providers and research institutes have to play very important roles to provide all needed support to farmers.
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