BusinessLine and Godrej Agrovet jointly organize webinar “What is the livestock sector suffering from in India? “ August 30 at 4 p.m. Experts who will share their thoughts on the subject are RS Sodhi, MD, GCMMF (Amul); Nadir Godrej, President, Godrej Agrovet; B Soundararajan, MD, Suguna Holding Pvt Ltd; Ashish Modani, Vice President and Co-Head of Corporate Ratings, ICRA, and Sandeep Kumar Singh, CEO, Animal Feed Business & Godrej Maxximilk.
The seminar would focus on what needs to be done to boost the production and productivity of the sector while addressing the challenges facing its stakeholders.
Dairy production in India:
Despite being a large producer of milk and poultry products, India’s livestock sector faces challenges such as low productivity and high costs, while bearing the frequent impact of disease.
India is now the largest producer of milk with around 188 million tonnes recorded for 2018-19. But more than 50 percent of that milk comes from the unorganized sector, which has a high prevalence of malnutrition in less breed improvement animals. This means that India is still not able to fully exploit the potential of its available cattle resources.
According to the Union Government’s National Dairy Action Plan, India’s milk production is expected to reach 300 million tonnes by 2023-24, for which milk production is to grow at a healthy rate of 8.5 percent per year compared to the current growth of about 6.5 percent.
In addition, the Indian cattle population is growing at a slow rate of 1 percent.
There is a greater need for the development of high yielding breeds.
However, due to the highly disorganized nature of the livestock sector, government-led nutrition programs, breeding initiatives and yield improvement have limited effect.
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Event name: Webinar on “What is afflicting the livestock sector in India?” “
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