Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries Sector – Pashudhan Sanjivani, E- Pashudhan Haat, etc

World Dairy Summit 2022 to be held in India after 48 years


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: IDF-WDS

Mains level: India's dairy sector

At a time when several milk-producing centers are battling Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), India will host the International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit 2022 in Greater Noida.

World Dairy Summit

  • The World Dairy Summit is an annual meeting of the global dairy sector, bringing together approximately 1500 participants from all over the world.
  • The participant profile includes CEOs and employees of dairy processing companies, dairy farmers, suppliers to the dairy industry, academicians, government representatives, etc.
  • The summit is composed of a series of scientific and technical conferences and social events including a welcome reception, farmers’ dinner, gala dinner as well as technical and social tours.
  • The last World Dairy Summit was organised in 1974 in New Delhi.

Significance of the event

  • It is a prestigious event for us as India is now the largest milk producer in the world and we have the highest number of cattle.
  • The last time this event was held, India was import-dependent and now we are self-sufficient.

Back2Basics: India’s dairy sector

  • Initiated in 1970, Operation Floodtransformed India into one of the largest milk producers.
  • The per capita availability of milk in 2018-19 was 394 grams per day as against the world average of 302 grams.
  • Today with an annual production of 187.75 million tonnes India accounts for about 22% of the world’s milk production.
  • However, India is yet to join the ranks of major milk exporting nations, as much of what we produce is directed towards meeting domestic demands.


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