Dairy Vision 2025
India stands today as the world’s largest producer and the largest consumer of milk with an annual production of around 132.4 million tonnes (2012 – 13). Operation flood, started in early 1970s, has resulted in significant growth in milk production helping India to achieve globally the Numero Uno position. Currently, India produces 17% of the world’s total milk production and supports a major source of livelihood for more than 70 million rural households. Despite various accolades the Indian dairy sector faces several challenges. Productivity and demand – supply mismatch continue to remain the concerns. Nature of animal holdings and the role played by the unorganized sector continues to limit economies of scale.
Indian Dairy Sector: Key Challenges
• Indian dairy sector is growing at the rate of 4–5% annually but the domestic demand is growing nearly twice as fast at 6-8% (USDA 2012)
• Largest cattle population of approx 300 million in the world but milk output per milch animal is still very low as against the world average (Indian average is 1380 liters against world average of 2350 liters per animal per year).
• Liquid milk has the largest growth volume potential in food processing in India but only 30% of India’s milk production is handled by the organized sector
• Despite being the world’s largest producer of milk, India accounts for only 17% of world production and accounts for less than 1% of global trade. India could play a larger role in international dairy market
To achieve the projected demand of 200 million tonnes by 2021-22 it is necessary to increase the production as well as the productivity in the coming years. Collective efforts by the Government, Cooperative and Private sector are required to identify the opportunities and focus on the way forward for achieving the desired growth.
With this view, CII had organized the Dairy Conferences in 2010, 2011 & 2013. To maintain the momentum of this initiative and to provide it with a firm footing, CII is organizing the Dairy Vision 2025: Opportunities and the Way Forward on 5 September 2014, 1000 – 1715 Hrs, at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
• Focus on strategies for Increasing Productivity to meet the targeted production while ensuring the profitability of the farmers.
• Identifying training needs for stakeholders across the value chain; propose PPP interventions to bridge the skill gap; and highlight success stories.
• Strategies to reduce the demand and supply mismatch and to identify the drivers which will assist in proper policy formulation leading to structured investment.
• Discussion on various initiatives taken by the private sector. Lessons that can prove to be beneficial to all stakeholders generate technical excellence, foster cost effectiveness and help faster development of organized business in dairy sector.
Who should attend
Officials from Central and State Governments
Indian and Multi-National dairy and food processing companies
Refrigeration and cold chain equipment and technology suppliers
Banking and financial institutions
Think tanks, Analysts, Academia, research institutions and International Development Agencies