ALREADY hit by a hike in fuel prices, people in Delhi and the NCR now will have to fork out more for their milk as well, with the biggest supplier Mother Dairy hiking prices by up to Rs 2 a litre.

The increase comes on the heels of another supplier Amul raising the price by the same amount on Friday.

The Green Revolution impacted livestock-rearing as well as agriculture. Farmers were encouraged to shift from low-input backyard systems to corporatised capital-intensive systems. As a result, write Nitya S Ghotge and Sagari R Ramdas, there was an artificial divide between livestock-rearing and agriculture, leading to the further crumbling of fragile livelihoods of small and landless farmers.

Shimla: The NABARD-funded Doodh Ganga scheme has taken off on a flying note with as many as 1,123 individuals and self-help groups (SHGs) securing loans to the tune of Rs 22.96 crore by March 31 last, within five months of the launch of the scheme. The beneficiaries were provided interest free loan of Rs 11.48 crore under the scheme to boost milk production in the state.

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the Government was planning to infuse about Rs 2,200 crore into the livestock development sector to not only boost production of milk, eggs and meat but also generate huge employment in the field.

Mumbai: Of all the perishable products in the Mumbai market, milk is perhaps one of the most adulterated.

The proof: In the past year, the Brihanmumbai division of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has carried out raids on 25 establishments in the city, which were involved in selling adulterated milk.

Acting as a think tank, will draw the road map for research

Karnal, June 1
Faced with the challenge of breaking yield barriers and to cater to the needs to all sections of dairy farmers, the National Dairy Research Institute has taken a major initiative- to launch National Academy of Dairy Sciences-which would be its think tank.

Mumbai: Maharashtra government is planning to set up a regulatory authority to control soaring milk prices in the state.

"We are planning to set up a regulatory authority to control milk prices so that the consumers do not suffer every time," minister for animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries, Nitin Raut said.

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Prerana Sabnis and Poornima Nataraj, Bangalore, May 11, DH News Service:

Water shortage has been particularly scary this summer for citizens of Bangalore, but it can soon lead to a milk shortage.

Vadodara: The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets the Amul brand, has won the prestigious International Dairy Federation (IDF) award in the sustainability category for the best environment initiative. GCMMF won the award for its massive plantation drive initiated by GCMMF since 2007 through the village dairy cooperative societies.