With Rs 16,000 Crore Outlay, National Dairy Plan

Vijaysinh Parmar | TNN

Rajkot: In order to provide the fast-growing dairy industry in various districts of Saurashtra with more milk-yielding indigenous breed of cattle, Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) in Junagadh will soon establish a Bull Mother Farm for indigenous Gir cattle and Jaffrabadi buffaloes at Amreli.

Vadodara/Anand: A French couple on a world tour on bicycles to promote and study dairying across the globe visited Anand on Tuesday.

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.

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

After slugging it out in the health and wellness snacks and beverage categories, FMCG companies are gearing up to out do each other in ice creams. All major players in the Rs 1,200-crore ice cream market are all set to adorn a health-oriented look this year by offering more such products. Amul, the market leader in the ice cream space, has already launched probiotic health and wellness ice creams and is also offering sugar free variants.

Agricultural sector has played a major role in the economic development of the country. India has achieved self-sufficiency in the foodgrain production. We could go back to our past and see how the development has taken place. How we have reached to a state of food security from a stage of situation where a major section of our population had very little or no access to food.