World Dairy Summit 2022: The International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 12, 2022, at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida. Such a kind of Summit was last hosted in India about 48 years ago in 1974. The Indian dairy business is noteworthy because it is built on a cooperative basis, which gives small and marginal dairy producers, particularly women, more power.
International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022: Key points
- IDF WDS 2022 is a four-day summit that brings together key players in the global and Indian dairy industries, including business executives, academics, farmers, and policymakers.
- The IDF WDS 2022 will take place from September 12 to September 16.
- The central theme of this summit is “Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood.”
- The International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2022 is anticipated to gather over 1500 attendees from 50 nations.
- In the Summit, PM Modi acknowledged the efforts that are being made by the center along with the states in controlling Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle.
- The IDF WDS 2022 will highlight the achievements of the Indian dairy industry, which accounts for around 23% of world milk production, produces about 210 million tonnes of milk yearly, and supports more than 8 crore dairy farmers.
- Numerous measures have been taken up by the government to improve the dairy sector, increasing milk output by more than 44% during the past eight years.
- Moreover, this summit would assist Indian dairy producers in learning about best international practices.
Dairy sector in India
- The biggest Agri-commodity in India is milk. It directly employs 80 million dairy farmers and makes up 5% of the country’s economy.
- India is the largest milk producer and ranked 1st in milk production contributing 23 % of global milk production.
- Operation Flood, started in 1970, was the most significant dairy development effort that made India one of the top milk producers.
- Uttar Pradesh (14.9%), Rajasthan (14.6%), Madhya Pradesh (8.6%), Gujarat (7.6%), and Andhra Pradesh (7.0%) are the top 5 milk-producing states.