Combination of digitalization, Startup culture and continues focus on sustainability would redefine the Indian Dairy Industry, which has the potential to touch $ 200 bn in the next 3 years said Mr P Ravichandran, Chairman, Agriculture & Food Processing Sub-Committee, CII Southern Region at the Conference on ‘Dairy Technologies’ at Foodpro 2019 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on Saturday.
Dairy farm mechanisation like chilling and storage technologies, deployment of green energy in the dairy sector provided huge opportunity for growth of dairy industry said, Mr Ravichandran. By 2022 we would be able to export some of our technologies to countries like Africa and help them to adopt the technologies which we have implemented successfully here, he added.
Availability of land to farmers, animal health and genetics, availability of feed, dairy farm mechanisation are some of the important areas that need to be looked upon towards improving the growth of the dairy industry.
Dr I Rajamathana Gopalan, AGM – Milk Procurement, Tirumala Milk said, in India, by 2023 our milk requirement will reach 55 crore litres per day which is currently around 50 crore litres per day. To meet the milk requirement by 2023 it is essential that we need to augment the milk production which can be achieved by better breeding and feeding of animals. India has the largest animal population in the world of 200 million animals and on average they produce 2.5 to 3 litre per day, by increasing the milk production by few litres from them we can meet the additional requirement, he said.
Dr R Gnanasekar, Business Associate-South India, ABS India said, “Creating awareness at all level about the improvement of dairy Genetic is important for the growth of the dairy industry”.
Dr B Dhanalakshmi, Dean, College of Food and Dairy, TANUVAS moderated the session.
24 August 2019