Commercial dairy farming is a rapidly growing profession and needs proper planning, better skill and scientific know-how. By adopting scientific methods, production has touched new heights and negative economic impact of unorganised dairy farming has gone down.

Humanity has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. Some five billion people--more than 80 percent of the world's population--have enough food to live healthy, productive lives. Agricultural development has contributed significantly to these gains, while also fostering economic growth and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries.

Amidst reports of synthetic milk being supplied in the open market, the state government has asked various cooperative milk federations to pull up their socks or get ready to face action.

There is a shortfall of around 60,000 litre milk everyday. Kanpur is bearing the brunt with a daily shortfall of 20,000 litres.

Governor K. Sankaranarayanan today laid the foundation stone of a one lakh litre milk processing and packaging plant near Khelgaon in Hotwar, a few yards from the venue of the 34th National Games.

The project, for which the state had earlier signed an MoU with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is aimed at gaining self-sufficiency in milk production.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The expert committee appointed to look into ways and means to streamline livestock and dairy farming envisages an investment of Rs 3,240 crore within three years in these sectors.

A dairy that produces one lakh litre of milk a day will be like drop in the ocean for Jharkhand that faces a daily shortage of eight lakh litres. But, it is a good beginning to tackle the state

BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) is all set to launch a low fat content skimmed milk on September 20.

Groundwater, which has emerged as India's prime adaptive mechanism in times of drought, will play a crucial role this year since the aquifers were recharged in 2006-08. The impact of the drought of 2009 will therefore be less severe than the drought of 2002. Beyond the immediate response, we need to think long term. Instead of pumping money into dams and canals, Indian agriculture will be better off investing in "groundwater banking". This involves storing surplus flood waters in aquifers which can be drawn upon in times of need.

Place orders for 20,000 litres daily; to set up Rs 1.5 cr chilling plant

In a major shot in the arm for the Save-the-Cow movement spearheaded by the Sankalpit India Parivar (SIP) of Mewat, the ISKCON family of the USA has asked them to supply 20,000 litres of cow milk to them daily.

BHUBANESWAR: Even as genetic upgradation of cattle and buffalo to propel dairy development has emerged major thrust area, the State Government is waking up to lapses in many critical areas.