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PM to inaugurate IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 on Sept 12

As many as 1500 delegates have registered to attend the IDF World Dairy Summit. Out of them, 300 foreign delegates would come from 50 other countries
PM to inaugurate IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 on Sept 12
PM to inaugurate IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 on Sept 12. From left to right: Caroline Emond, DG, IDF; Piercristiano Brazzale, President, IDF; Meenesh Shah, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board, India; Union Minister Parshottam Rupala; Jatinder Nath Swain, Secretary, DAHD and Varsha Joshi, Additional Secretary, DAHD during a pre event press conference.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022, a congregation of global and Indian dairy industry leaders, experts, farmers and policy planners centred around the theme of ‘Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood’ on Monday, September 12 in Greater Noida, India.

Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs & Cooperation and Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying will be prominent among those to address the summit, which is being held 48 years after India hosted the International Dairy Congress in 1974.

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) and Secretary, DAHD along with Meenesh Shah, Secretary, INC-IDF and Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) will coordinate this event.

Salient features of the event

As many as 1500 delegates have registered for attending the summit. Out them, 300 foreign delegates would come from 50 other countries.
A walkthrough anamorphic (3D) audio-visual experience zone at the summit will showcase the evolution of the Indian dairy industry ad accomplishments of the sector.
India will showcase its transformational journey through unique smallholder dairying primarily based on cooperative strategy.
The four-day long IDF WDS 22 assumes significance as a dominant majority of over 8 crore dairy farmers in India are small and marginal (having at an average 2 bovines) making it the world’s numero uno dairying nation with an output of over 210 MT annually.
A unique feature of this edition of WDS is that the conference is designed to be a carbon-neutral event.
The summit will have 24 sessions centred on 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 the theme “Innovations across Dairy Value Chain – Aligning with UN SDGs.”
IDF WDS 2022 has received an overwhelming response from all across the world. Around 1500 participants from 50 countries have enrolled for participation in IDF WDS 2022. There is a sizeable number of registrations for physical participation from the United States, France, Germany, Canada, New Zealand and Belgium.
The main sponsors of the event are Amul (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation) and Nandini (Karnataka Milk Federation). The event is also sponsored by Mother Dairy, Delhi (MDFVPL), a wholly owned subsidiary company of NDDB. Other sponsors include dairy cooperative federations, milk producer companies, private dairies, and dairy equipment manufacturers among various others.
The World Dairy Summit will be a great opportunity for dairy farmers, leaders, experts, scientists, professionals and academics to learn, connect and get inspired. India’s success story will be shared with the world through the IDF World Dairy Summit, where participants could see how dairy is an engine of development and women empowerment.

IDF World Dairy Summit is an annual meeting of the global dairy sector, bringing together participants from all over the world. The participants’ profile includes CEOs and employees of dairy processing companies, dairy farmers, suppliers to the dairy industry, academicians and government representatives.

World Dairy Summit is a way of gaining global exposure for the Indian industry which will attract attention to the smallholder milk production system of India and raise awareness. An exhibition space of over 6,900 square metres will be available to the exhibitors for showcasing activities.

Indian dairy sector at a glance

India is leading the world dairy sector with a 6 per cent growth, three times the global growth along with per capita availability of 427 grams per day
Milk is the single largest agricultural commodity in the country valued at Rs 9.32 lakh crore, accounting for 23 per cent of the global share.
In India, milk production activity is mostly done by small and marginal dairy farmers with an average herd size of 2-3 animals
India has a diverse genetic pool of magnificent indigenous cattle and buffalo breeds-193 million cattle and about 110 million buffaloes, the largest genetic pool in the world.
The world’s largest ever vaccination programme to eradicate FMD and Brucellosis, started in 2019
Largest ever animal database created. 22 Cr animals were registered and monitored in every aspect.
Milk is now the largest commodity in India surpassing the combined value of cereals and pulses in terms of the value of output.
Largest ever budgetary allocation to the dairy sector with the focus on infrastructure upgradation, expansion and productivity enhancement.

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