AgriEnIcsagrienics@gmail.com +91 33-23579846
ICAR - NDRI Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, WB, India
The role of the dairy sector is essential for the development of the country, especially the rural economy. Dairy can contribute immensely to value-added services and the food processing industry in the country. The ability to create entrepreneurship among the educated rural youth is also very high in these sectors. Consumer demand for milk and milk products increases day by day as the quality of life has improved in urban and semi-urban areas. These sectors can provide supplementary income and alternative livelihood, especially for less land and employment opportunities during the non-agricultural season, and mitigate natural calamities like drought. India continues to be the largest producer of milk in the world. Milk production during 2016-17 and 2017-18 was 165.4 million tonnes and 176.3 million tonnes, respectively, showing annual growth of 6.62%. The per capita availability of milk was around 375 grams per day in 2017-18.
The major objectives of this proposed project are:
The perceived major outcomes of this proposed project are: