India’s milk output more than doubled from 79.66 mt in 2000 to 176.27 mt

We have similar “experts” who tell us how India’s milk production isn’t growing enough to keep pace with its rising demand.
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Now, also an Aadhaar card for cattle and buffaloes

India is implementing the world’s biggest project of tagging every bovine animal that may yield huge productivity gains.
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A new ministry promises a new beginning

Animal husbandry was considered a subsidiary activity, which has changed with the Modi government now according it an independent status
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Why it is important to count India’s cows (and chickens)

The importance of a livestock census was first recognised in 1919, 47 years after human counting was started in 1872.
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Why healthy animals mean healthy humans, and how to meet that goal

As human populations expand, it results in greater contact with domestic and wild animals, providing more opportunities for diseases to pass from one to the other. 
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NDDB’s Role in the White Revolution and Challenges Ahead

Operation Flood was the first programme in the world to use food aid for development. It also introduced modern liquid milk processing plants and created a National Milk Grid. NDDB worked as a catalyst innovating tanker design, milk packaging and dispensing, and arranging a national marketing network. The cooperative structure has been a catalyst for the extraordinary growth of India’s dairy industry.
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National Dairy Plan

National Dairy Plan-Phase I (NDP-I), launched in 2011–12, is a scientifically planned initiative to help increase the productivity of milch animals and provide rural milk producers with greater access to the organised milk processing sector. The World Bank aided project also plans to ensure that small producers adopt appropriate technologies so as to remain competitive.
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White Revolution 3.0?

Verghese Kurien, the father of White revolution, on whose birthday we celebrate the National Milk day on 26th November, would have been very pleased today. From a chronic milk deficit country in 1950-51, with a production of 19 million tonnes per year (MMT), the production has increased to 176 MMT in 2017, and per capita availability of milk has reached 375 grams per day. In fact, with Indian milk production growing at a CAGR of 6.3% in 2017-18 and likely to continue to grow rapidly in future also, growth in milk production has outstripped population growth.
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What we Need is not Food Security but Nutritional Security

We will need to harness all dairy chains and all milk pools if we are to have any chance of meeting the growing demands for dairy and closing the nutritional security gap for all. We will need to drive improvements in the productivity and sustainability of all production systems. We need to understand all consequences of current and future nutritional policies, standards and regulations as we try to combat both the diseases of affluence such as obesity and diabetes and of poverty such as stunting.
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Milk — There is No Better Alternative

Milk is one of the most consumed beverages throughout the world. A near-perfect food source packed with vital vitamins and minerals it keeps our body healthy and strong. Milk provides proteins with a wide range of amino acids. Cultured dairy products such as yogurt, buttermilk, and some cheeses have some additional advantages. So there is no reason to not enjoy milk as a part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle!
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