Cabinet Approves Transfer of Mahanand Dairy to NDDB for 5-Year Management

Mumbai: In a major decision, state cabinet on Wednesday approved handover of the Mahanand Dairy management to National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for the next five years to strengthen the apex organisation in the cooperative milk sector. Mahanand is a venture of Maharashtra State Cooperative Milk Federation Ltd (MSCMFL) and is one of the top […]

ICRIER Study Emphasizes Improving Market Access for Livestock and Fisheries to Boost Farmers’ Income

New Delhi: Potential for increasing farmers’ incomes lies primarily in moving towards animal husbandry and pisciculture, finds a study led by prominent agricultural economist Ashok Gulati and three other researchers. Titled “New Deal for Agriculture for Viksit Bharat@2047”, the study, which was published by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) earlier this […]

Ernakulam Dairy Farmers to Receive Heat Index-Based Cattle Insurance Scheme

Ernakulam zonal union of cooperative milk producers has come out with a heat index-based cattle insurance scheme to protect dairy farmers from sharp fluctuations in milk production during the summer, marked by rising temperature. The insurance net will be available during April and May, said M.T. Jayan, chairman of the union in a press release. […]

PM inaugurates NDDB’s dung-based biogas plant in Varanasi Milk Union.

Anand: Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India inaugurated NDDB’s 4000 cubic mtr (per day) capacity cattle dung-based biogas plant at Varanasi on 7 July 2023 in the gracious presence of Smt Anandiben Patel, Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and other eminent dignitaries. Terming […]

NDRI to organize National Dairy Mela from April 8

After a gap of three years, the ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) will organise three-day National Dairy Mela from April 8. Last dairy mela was organised from February 15-17, 2020. Dr Dheer Singh, Director, NDRI, said the mela would be inaugurated by Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. “The mela will be […]

Mr. Milkman by EverAg records 12% growth in milk throughput on its platform

Mr. Milkman by EverAg, a SaaS platform empowering more than 125 dairy players and milk brands with customer subscriptions and deliveries, has reported a 12 per cent rise in its milk throughput in 2022 compared to 2021. A statement from the company said it facilitated the sale of milk worth INR 117 crore from January […]

Adopting Modern Technology for Dairy

The livestock population in India is about 536 million, of which about 300 million are milch cattle. Internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) can play a significant role in optimising the dairy sector and meet the increasing demand for quality products. The department of animal husbandry (DAHD) recently came out with an expression […]

‘India set to become foodgrain bowl’: Union Minister Parshottam Rupala

Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala says India is all set to become the world’s ‘foodgrain bowl’ as the country quickly moves towards organic and climate-friendly farming. In an interview with Rajesh Kumar Thakur, he said the repealed farm laws were in the larger interests of the country’s farmers and that […]