World Dairy Summit 2022 to be held in India after 48 years

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India will host the International Dairy Federation's World Dairy Summit 2022 at the India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida from September 12 to 15.

Important facts

  • In the summit stakeholders from 40 countries will participate.

  • The last World Dairy Summit was held in 1974 in New Delhi.

  • After 48 years, India is organising the summit again. 

  • The theme of the event is “Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood” .

  • Its sponsors are Amul and Nandini (marketed by Karnataka Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited). Mother Dairy will be the main sponsor of the event.

About World Dairy Summit

  • It is an annual meeting of the global dairy sector, bringing together around 1500 participants from all over the world.

  • The participant profiles include CEOs and employees of dairy processing companies, dairy farmers, suppliers of dairy industry, academicians, government representatives, etc.

  • It is a prestigious event for India because India is now the largest milk producer in the world and the highest number of cattle.

Dairy and livestock sector of India

  • Dr. Verghese Kurien is known as the "Father of White Revolution" in India.

  • Dairy is contributing 5 percent of the national economy and employing more than 8 crore farmers directly.

  • India ranks first in milk production, which contributes 23 percent to the global milk production.

Government Initiatives to the Dairy sector

  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission - launched in December 2014 with an outlay of Rs 2025 crore for the development and conservation of indigenous breeds through selective breeding.

  • National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) - It is a flagship scheme launched in September 2019 for control of Foot & Mouth Disease and Brucellosis by vaccinating 100% cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat and pig population.

  • Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development - It has been approved for incentivizing investments by entrepreneurs, private companies, MSME, Farmers Producers Organizations for Dairy sector.

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