E-Conference on Innovations & Advancements in the Indian Dairy Industry

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“Innovations and usage of affordable technology is the call of the hour to increase milk production, control diseases and ensure better price” – Shri Parshottam Rupala, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India

Hon’ble Minister Shri ParshottamRupala highly emphasised on role the of technological upgradationin increasing milk production during a two-day E-Conference on Innovations & Advancements in the Indian Dairy Industry organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. Hon’ble Minister also informed that government of India has introduced subsidy to increase breeding of dairy animals at the farm level. Total 50 percent subsidy will be given to the farmers to increase the number of animals they currently own. The primary objective is to increase production of milk and at the village level and also to provide more income to the diary farmers. Hon’ble minister further added that Indian dairy industry should adopt Amul model but advised to make this model more efficient through the use of newer technologies and new innovations. He added that although India is the largest producer of milk in the world, per cattle production is still low compared to global standards. Thus, focus should be given on increasing production at per unit level.

Mr. Meenesh Shah, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) during his remarks mentioned that innovation is and will remain a very important factor for the growth of the dairy sector. Upgradation is the need of the hour to improve the entire value chain starting from the farm to the consumer. He informed that Indian consumer these days focusing more on healthy products with natural ingredients. Thus, farmers should be aware of such new demands and make necessary value additions. He added that quality enhancement activity is the most important thing and it should be coupled with maintaining proper hygiene and standards. He also suggested the usage of renewable energy such as solar power at the village level to increase productivity and reduce wastage of milk.

Talking about technology, Dr. R S Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (AMUL) mentioned that adaptation of new technology is very important for the dairy industry but what is more important is to adopt affordable technologies so that farmers and cooperatives can purchase them and make profit out of it. Innovation is also very crucial for the entire value chain starting from the farm level to the consumers. In this entire process innovation should also be made in marketing and branding of Indian dairy and dairy based value-added products.

Mr. Pradeep Sureka, Senior Vice President, Indian Chamber of Commerce while deliver his welcome address highlighted that Government intervention is vital to creating the necessary conditions for private enterprises to thrive, and it can be highly effective when planned with a long-term, full-system approach and that’s why dairy is a priority sector of the government with multiple financial and non-financial support under dedicated fund.

The E-conference witnessed strong private sector participation where eminent dignitaries such as Mr. Manish Bandlish, Managing Director, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd, Mr. Ranjith Mukundan, CEO, Stellapps Technologies Pvt Ltd., Mr. Sanyam Jain, General Manager (Milk Procurement Division) Hindustan Thermostatics, Mr. P Sudhir Kumar, Director (Marketing), Frick India Ltd, Dr. Sudhindra Tatti – CEO, Prompt Innovations Pvt. Ltd., Dr Prakash Kalarickal- VP-Business Development, STgenetics, USA (Asia, Middle East & Africa), Mr Rajkumar Malik, President (Sales & Marketing), IDMC Limited and Mr Ajit Patel, Managing Director, Everest Instruments Pvt Ltd graced the forum and made detailed presentations. Additionally, more than 500 participants joined the E-conference from different parts of the country.


E Conference Recording Day 1

E Conference Recording Day 2


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