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A Food And Beverage News Special
August 1-15, 2010

Steady growth of dairy equipment industry
The dairy industry has stood a model to the various dairy programmes for nations around the world. Dr Kurien’s white revolution has been eagerly absorbed by most of the progressive dairies in their attempt in taking up the challenge of growth and development.

IDA’s 10-point stimulus plan for dairy
The Advisory Committee on Animal I Husbandry and Dairying set up by the Planning Commission has indicated that there is deceleration in the growth of livestock and dairy sector during the last three Five-Year Plans.

Milk output up by 3.3% in 2009-10
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, minister of state for food & agriculture KV Thomas informed that the country’s milk production grew by 3.3 per cent in the last fiscal.

NDDB prepares National Dairy Plan
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has prepared a detailed action plan for augmenting milk production during the next decade by improving productivity of cattle. Milk prices have been rising sharply because of the widening demand-supply gap.

Focus on remunerative market for milk
Karnataka Milk Federation Ltd which is the first-ever World Bank funded integrated project in milk cooperative sector has 13 Milk Unions spread across the state. Its network of 11,962 Dairy Cooperative Societies (DCS) has accounted for an average procurement of 40.61 lakh litres per day. In 2009-10, the Federation clocked a turnover of Rs. 3,791 crore.

What next? Camel Milk!
Soon we will see India’s leading dairy players heading to deserts and tying with camel owners for camel milk.

NDRI ready with 2 value added milk based products for tech transfer
The National Diary Research Institute (NDRI) [Southern Campus], Bangalore, has come up with two products which are ready for transfer of technology.

Amul to increase its retail outlets two-fold
India’s largest milk producer, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets Amul brand of dairy products said it would double its retail outlets pan-India from existing 5,000 to around 10,000 by 2012.Debashis Chattopadhayay, the national head retail – Amul India, said, “We aim to double the count of Amul Preferred Outlets (APOs) pan-India from the existing 5,000 to 10,000

Water & energy conservation in dairy through Smart CIP system
Sending wastewater to drain is a required component of dairy manufacturing. It is imperative to find solution making it possible to manage and limit those costs going down the drain through documented savings in water, chemicals, and energy expenses for heat, and production time.

Changing demographics a good sign for dairy industry
Significant increase of ageing, urban and middle class populations impact consumer needs and behaviour.

India under EU pressure to open up its dairy market
India is under intensive pressure to open up its market in dairy produce, especially cheese, from European nations. But India has advocated that milk and cheese should be excluded from the scope of free trade agreements under negotiations with the European Union.

Govt move to raise Aarey dairy capacity
The Maharashtra Government is planning to raise the production capacity of Aarey dairy by 7.5 lakh litres daily. It had sought help from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for turning around the dairy, according to Nitin Raut, state minister for dairy development.

Human milk bank in Kolkata hospital
For the first time, a human milk bank is coming up in Kolkata. The milk bank will be set up at the SSKM Hospital, the only super-speciality healthcare institution of the West Bengal government in collaboration with Norway.

Iffco in talks with foreign firms for dairy venture in Nellore
Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperatives Ltd (Iffco), the world’s largest fertilizer cooperative federation, is negotiating with overseas players for setting up an integrated dairy in its upcoming food processing SEZ in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.

IAI Expo to bring international livestock and dairy players to Haryana
The second edition of the mega International Animal Industry Expo (IAI Expo, 2010) is being scheduled on October 27 -29, 2010, at the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana.

IDA seeks contributions to help continue Dr Kurien Award
The Indian Dairy Association (IDA) is seeking generous contributions from dairy units and all others connected with the dairy industry to "Dr Kurien Endowment Fund" to ensure that an outstanding person is honoured every year in recognition of his / her significant services rendered towards the growth and development of Indian dairy industry.


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