The Dairy Industry In India

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India is the largest producer of milk in the world and it is also largest consumer of milk consuming almost its whole milk production. Dairy industry in India has shaped lives of millions of dairy farmers.
Dairy sector in India has been a significant contributor to the Gross Domestic Product and its value of output has grown significantly. Dairy sector is one of the important contributors in the growth of Indian economy.
The Indian dairy industry is mainly constituted of 22 state milk federations, 110,000 dairy cooperative societies involving more than 12 million milk producers. There are also some major private players in the field which further improved the dairy sector of the country namely; Amul, Britannia, Nestle, Mother dairy and Nandini
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Dairying has been regarded as one of the activities that could contribute to alleviating the poverty and unemployment especially in the drought‐prone and rain‐fed areas. In India, about three‐fourth of the population live in rural areas and about 38 per cent of them are poor. Therefore among these people, as well as the large vegetarian segment of the country’s population, dairy products provide a critical source of nutrition and animal protein to millions of people in India. . The dairy development in has also contributed in the rural development because the millions of dairy farmers which are the main contributors to dairy development are rural famers. The socio-economic development of these farmers resulted in the socio-economic development of rural India and contributed in the progress of…show more content…
The Doaba Milk Plant was established in the year 1976 with a capital cost of Rs.110 lakhs.
The primary objectives of the Union were to provide ready market to the Milk Producers for sale of Milk in the villages through Cooperatives on the one hand and to provide wholesome hygienic good quality processed milk and milk products to the urban consumers at remunerative price on the other hand. The Milk Union has saved the milk producers from the unfair trade practices of middlemen, Dodhies and Milk Contractors there by improving their economic condition tremendously.
The Milk shed area of Milk Union comprises districts of Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Nawanshar. It consists of 7 Tehsils namely Jalandhar, Nakodar, Phillaur, Kapurthala, Sultanpur Lodhi, Phagwara and Nawanshahar covering 1834 villages in 18 blocks. It started with 100 Milk Producers Cooperative Societies in the year 1972 which have grown up to 846 societies having membership of

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