The department of dairy science and food technology, of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, along with the Indian Dairy Association (Eastern UP chapter), organised a national conference on Thursday to commemorate the 102nd birth anniversary of the ‘milkman of India’, Dr Verghese Kurien.
The theme of the conference was “Intensive integrated dairy development in eastern UP under globalised scenario” to address challenges and opportunities within the dairy sector, specifically in the eastern region of UP.
Addressing the inaugural function, the chancellor of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi and former vice chancellor of BHU, Prof. Panjab Singh shared valuable insights on the current state and prospects of the dairy sector in India and highlighted the need for higher productivity and sustainable development in the dairy industry.
Addressing the event virtually, president of the Indian Dairy Association, R S Sodhi, highlighted the challenge faced by eastern Uttar Pradesh region in the dairy sector and encouraged participants as well as students to look for solutions.
The programme was attended by the BHU Rector, Prof V K Shukla, the secretary of the Indian Dairy Association, I K Gujaral, director of the Institute of Agriculture Sciences, Prof SVS Raju and others.
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Source : The Times of India Dec 1st 2023