Published on: September 20, 2022



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The PM, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 organised at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. New Delhi.

Dairy Sector in India:

  • India’s rank was 1st in milk production contributing 23% of worldwide milk production followed by the USA, China, Pakistan and Brazil.
  • The main 5 milk-producing states are: Uttar Pradesh (14.9%), Rajasthan (14.6%), Madhya Pradesh (8.6 %,), Gujarat (7.6 %,) and Andhra Pradesh (7.0%).
  • The capability of the dairy area gives impulse to the rural economy, but at the same time is a significant source of livelihood for crores of individuals across the world.
  • This sector gives work to in excess of 8 crore families in the country.
  • There are in excess of 33% of the individuals from dairy cooperatives in India are women.

Key Findings of Summit:

  • The government has taken some steps to further develop the dairy business and subsequently milk production has expanded by over 44% of his. over the most recent eight years.
  • The example of overcoming adversity of India’s dairy industry, which represents around 23% of the world’s milk, creates roughly 210 million tons yearly and engages more than 8 million dairy farmers, will be displayed at IDF WDS 2022.
  • The theme of this year is Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood.
  • The IDF World Dairy Summit will provide a forum to industry experts to share knowledge and ideas on how the sector can contribute to nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairying.
  • Participants will get an opportunity to acquire knowledge on latest research findings and experiences relevant to the global dairy sector in the broadest sense