Why Uttar Pradesh?
Uttar Pradesh (UP) is India's most populous state, as well as the world's most populous sub-national entity. It is the second largest state economy in India. UP is the largest contributor to the national milk production contributing around 18% of total milk production in the country. Also, it has got the second highest cattle population and highest buffalo population in the country. Majority of the rural population of the state is engaged either in the livestock breeding or dairying in one way or the other. Thus, the contribution of livestock to agricultural income is 30% in the state. The state is also equipped with a vast network of infrastructure and organizations existing in the dairy sector. Most important and nodal agency of dairy development in the state is Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation established for achieving multiple objectives of increasing milk production, processing and marketing of milk/milk products and development of infrastructure to promote dairy industry within the state.
Animal husbandry department of Government of Uttar Pradesh has commenced Kamadhenu’, ‘Mini-Kamadhenu’ and ‘Micro-Kamadhenu’ for dairy farming. Under these schemes interest free loan and subsidy was given to the entrepreneurs. More than 2000 new dairy farms of 100, 50 and 25 cattles have already been established through these schemes. Uttar Pradesh is also part of the National Dairy Plan (NDP) of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
The statistics given in the chart are clearly indicating that a wide scale network of milk procurement and marketing exist in Uttar Pradesh. Although, UP is the leader in the milk production in the country, the milk yield per animal is low. The main reasons behind this are the lack of use of scientific practices in milking; inadequate availability of fodder in all season; unavailability of veterinary health services; technological bottleneck etc.
Hence, the companies providing latest technology in the milk production & distribution; services & products related to livestock breeding can be benefitted through participation in this jumbo event.