Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 on September to be held in Greater Noida. This will be a congregation of global and Indian dairy industry leaders, experts, farmers and policy planners centring around the theme of ‘Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood’.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Fisheries, Animal Husbandary and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala will be addressing the Summit, which is being held 48 years after India hosted the International Dairy Congress in 1974. The inaugural function will also be graced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Gujarat CM Bhupendrabhai Patel.
India accounts 23% of the global share in milk production. It is the single largest agricultural commodity in the country valued at ₹9.32 lakh crore. Mostly small and marginal dairy farmers are engaged in milk production in the country with average herd size 2-3 animals. The milk production has also been increased by over 44% in India in the last eight years.
Piercristiano Brazzale, President, International Dairy Federation (IDF), Caroline Emond, Director General, IDF, Jatinder Nath Swain, President of the Indian National Committee of IDF (INC-IDF) & Secretary, DAHD and Meenesh Shah, Secretary, INC-IDF & Chairman, NDDB will coordinate this event.
The Summit will have 24 sessions centred around the theme “Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood” covering different aspects of dairying. Three parallel technical sessions would be held for which more than 150 overseas and Indian speakers have been empanelled. A poster session is also being organised with theme “Innovations across Dairy Value Chain — Aligning with UN SDGs”.
Around 1,500 participants from 50 countries have enrolled for the Summit so far.