Dairy Farming in India
Dairy farming from being traditional family run businesses today has grown hugely to an organized dairy industry with technological specializations in every part of the process. We have seen tremendous growth in dairy farming equipment that helps modern dairy farms to manage thousands of dairy cows and buffaloes. This huge boost in the industry has created a lot of farming jobs for the people. But many of the dairy farms still manage and run organic dairy farms mostly in villages and supply the milk to get processed by large companies and finally sell to the retail outlets.
The best approach is to create and run a sustainable dairy farm that gives maximum profits to the firm and also takes care of the effects of dairy farms on environments and animals for a longer period.
According to Assocham report milk production in India is likely to reach 190 million tons by 2015 and the annual turnover Rs.5 Lakh Cr. With planning commission targeting 4.5 to 5% growth for Animal husbandry in the 12th plan and the World Bank funded 1584 cr National Dairy plan in few months the sector is expected to witness a healthy growth in the years to come. 17,300 cr National Dairy Plan by NDDB for the next 15 years. – First phase with 2000 cr investment to be launched soon.