India transformed its dairy sector from milk deficiency to becoming the world’s largest producer with the help of technological innovations and bringing people together under a governance structure, Meenesh Shah, Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), said at the Science & Innovation Forum 2022 organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. Shah informed that India contributes 23 per cent of global milk production with an annual growth rate of about 6 per cent, which could be possible “through innovations — technological, scientific processes and more importantly bringing people together and building a governance structure.”
On the sidelines of the World Food Forum, the NDDB Chairman met Beth Bechdol and Maria Helena Semedo, FAO’s Deputy Director-Generals and Thanawat Tiensin, Director, Animal Production and Health Division, to discuss the Indian farming system, sustainable livestock production systems and innovations. He said India’s manure management initiatives successfully address the cooking gas needs of households.
The Hindu Business line 21 Oct 2022