India’s dairy sector is characterized by “Production By Masses” more than “Mass Production”

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    PM inaugurates World Dairy Summit 2022, Greater Noida

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 organised at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noidaon 12 September.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister expressed happiness that all the dignitaries from the world of dairy have assembled in India today. The Prime Minister said that the World Dairy Summit is going to be a great medium for the exchange of ideas.

The Prime Minister pointed out that unlike other developed countries of the world, the driving force of the dairy sector in India is small farmers. India’s dairy sector is characterized by “production by masses” more than “mass production”.

Explaining the second unique characteristic of the Indian dairy system, the Prime Minister reiterated that there is such a huge network of Dairy Cooperative in India, and one cannot find such an example in the whole world elsewhere.

Another unique feature, according to Shri Modi is the indigenous breeds that can withstand many adverse circumstances.

He underlined that the government has worked relentlessly to enhance the potential of India’s dairy sector since 2014. This has led to an increase in milk production thereby leading to an increase in the income of farmers.

The Prime Minister said that the government is working on developing a blanched dairy ecosystem where challenges of the sectors are being addressed along with a focus on increasing production.

Extra income for the farmers, empowerment of the poor, swachhta, chemical-free farming, clean energy and care of the cattle is interlinked in this ecosystem.

He stressed that animal husbandry and dairy are being promoted as a powerful medium of green and sustainable growth in the villages.

Stressing the use of modern technology, the Prime Minister said, “We are doing biometric identification of animals. We have named it – Pashu Adhar”.