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.
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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