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A Food And Beverage News Special
August 1-15, 2011

As Thomas wants separate ministry for dairy, sector likely to see opportunities
The Dr Kurien-led white revolution might have won India's dairy industry a top-ranker’s ticket on the global dairy bandwagon, leading to an incredible jump in milk production - 112 million tonnes last year,  however, the success and statistics certainly did not satiate India's need for self sufficiency in production and supply of this essential white pearl.

Dairy in India – A Short Preview
India derives 33% of the gross domestic product (GDP) from agriculture and has 66% of economically active population engaged in agriculture. The share of livestock product is estimated at 21% of total agricultural sector. The fact that dairying could play a more constructive role in promoting rural welfare and reducing poverty is increasingly being recognised.

Bridging gap in feed resource and feeding management in dairy animals
Shortage in feed resources in developing countries is highlighted time and again without much improvement in the accuracy of estimates. The Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA) is emphasising on those technologies which can improve the production without additional inputs (Fig. 1).

Indian Dairy: Largest contributor to agriculture GDP and milk is single largest agri. Commodity
The Indian dairy sector is the largest contributor to the agriculture Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In terms of output, milk is now the single largest agricultural commodity in India. Currently, around 46 per cent of the milk is consumed in the form of liquid milk, 47 per cent as traditional dairy products and 7per cent as Western dairy products.

Mahanand adopts eDoodh Technology
In a bid to keep up with the changes in the latest technology in dairy industry; one of the leading co-operative in the state, Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Dudh Mahasangh Maryadit (MRSDMM) or Mahanand Dairy has modernised its existing milk processing facilities by centralised full-scale automation system for milk processing.

Ultra-High Temperature Plant for Milk in Aseptic Pouches
Pasteurization of milk has several limitations in terms of chilled distribution, shorter shelf life and extent of distribution. Of the approximately 25 per cent of total milk processed in India today, more than 98 per cent is in the pasteurised segment and less than 1 per cent in UHT.

Mettler Toledo aids formulation processes in food production
Reliability of formulation process is a recurring challenge in the production of food and beverage products. Production of high-quality products based on secure and simple manageable recipes is a specialty of Mettler Toledo’s networked software solution FormWeigh.Net.

“Unorganised dairy sector hinders development of cold chain”
Federation of Cold Storage Associations of India (FCAOI) brings together players in the cold storage industry on a single platform. In an email interview with Anurag More, Mahendra Swarup, president, FCAOI, talks about challenges in set

Packaged yogurt market growing at 15-20% pa
Yogurt has been associated with good health since the times of Ottoman Empire and beyond. Rich in iodine, calcium, minerals, vitamins and proteins, consumption of yogurt across the globe is growing in popularity.

Indian dairy industry – Technology initiatives in processing
Dairying qualifies as a single instrument for uplifting the socio-economic status of a typical Indian villager living in rural India. As long as milk cattle is there it will give milk, be it floods, excessive rains, cold, summer or draughts or any natural calamity.

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