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India’s Livestock Economy is in Danger

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Livestock contributes about 4.11% to the total GDP of India and 25.6% to the agricultural GDP, this sector strengthens the economic base of rural India. For example, the dairy sector alone has propelled India to become the largest milk producer globally. For example, dairy, being the largest agricultural commodity in India, contributes 5% to the […]

FIFI Collaborates with DAHD and FSSAI to Navigate Food and Agricultural Imports

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The Forum of Indian Food Importers (FIFI), convened a significant regulatory session in collaboration with the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). This initiative came into being on the context of FIFI organizing the largest U.S. Agricultural Trade Mission to India and offering an […]

India’s milk production could reach 300 Billion Litrs by 2030

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India contributes to over 25% of global dairy production and has consistently held the top position as the world’s largest milk producer since 1997. In FY23, the country produced around 231 million tonnes of milk, registering a growth rate of 6% CAGR over the period. past decade. A report by NITI Aayog predicts that the […]

Ganderbal: Transfer of land for dairy plant approved

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The Administrative Council (AC) has approved transfer of 22 kanals and two marlas of land situated in Estate Devipora, tehsil Tulmulla, district Ganderbal in favour of Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) for establishment of dairy plant. “The Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL) shall be implementing agency for implementation of the Central Sector Scheme, […]

Centre launches Rs 29,610cr scheme to spur growth in dairy sector

Centre launches Rs 29,610cr scheme to spur growth in dairy sector - Dairy News 7X7

Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Parshottam Rupala on Wednesday launched the Rs 29,610 crore realigned Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) Scheme. The minister said that the scheme which was started during the Covid period has been realigned and will be implemented for another 3 years. The industry, farmers producers organisations (FPOs) […]

Confluence of milk and code: How innovations in agtech can transform the future of Indian agriculture

Confluence of milk and code: How innovations in agtech can transform the future of Indian agriculture - Dairy News 7X7

India’s vast and diverse agricultural landscape, spanning 160 million hectares and sustained by the efforts of 151 million farmers, plays a substantial role, contributing five per cent to the nation’s GDP (World Bank, 2023). Despite its scale, challenges persist, including fragmented landholdings and susceptibility to unpredictable weather patterns, limiting its full potential. However, amidst these […]

NPDD milking funds for all it’s worth

NPDD milking funds for all it’s worth - Dairy News 7X7

The National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD) has proved to be one of the few central sector schemes, in which the allocated amount has been spent in the third year of its five-year life. Also Read – India to retain fastest growing tag in 2024 too The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) under […]

Fingerprinting:Tracking Chemicals and Cos Behind Unsafe Milk

Fingerprinting:Tracking Chemicals and Cos Behind Unsafe Milk - Dairy News 7X7

Indian Dairy Association organized a Seminar on “Safer Dairy Products – Challenges for Industry and Administrators” in Delhi. The seminar featured two Panel discussions, the first focusing on nutrition and the other on the safety of milk. I am grateful to the Indian Dairy Association for providing me the opportunity to moderate the session on […]

Govt implements National Programme for Dairy Development

Govt implements National Programme for Dairy Development - Dairy News 7X7

Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India is implementing “National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD)” scheme across the country since Feb-2014, with an objective of creating/strengthening of infrastructure for Production of quality milk, Procurement, Processing and Marketing of Milk & Milk Products. The scheme has been restructured/realigned in July 2021, for implementation from […]

Govt implements National Programme for Dairy Development

Govt implements National Programme for Dairy Development - Dairy News 7X7

Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India is implementing “National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD)” scheme across the country since Feb-2014, with an objective of creating/strengthening of infrastructure for Production of quality milk, Procurement, Processing and Marketing of Milk & Milk Products. The scheme has been restructured/realigned in July 2021, for implementation from […]