Dairy Farming : Australia to Promote Dairy Development in Punjab
A two-member Australian business development delegation explored ways to promote dairy
development in Punjab and exchange of farmers between the state and their country. The Australian
Trade Commission (ATC) would also look at sharing innovative ideas to increase milk production and
promote precision farming with the twin ideas of 'crop per drop' and 'reduce inputs, grow
Anirban Deb, business development manager (agribusiness, food and beverages) said, "There are
immense possibilities in dairy development in India on the lines of Australia. We have 1.6 million
cows as compared to 72 million cows in India.
Imran Saeed Khan, regional business development manager said, "We are working to promote dairy
trade in the Indian subcontinent, which shows immense possibilities for rapid growth. India needs
genetic improvement in its cattle and fodder development to make cattle healthier. "