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World Dairy Summit 2022

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    14th Sep, 2022


Recently, the Prime Minister inaugurated the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 at India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida.


  • Animal Base scheme: With the help of modern technology, biometric identification of animals is being done under the scheme 'Animal Base'.
  • Database of dairy animals: India is building the largest database of dairy animals, and every animal associated with the dairy sector is being tagged. 
    • More than 1,000 startups set up in the agriculture and dairy sector in the last 5-6 years.
  • Data on Indian dairy industry: Accounts for about 23 percent of global milk.
    • It produces around 210 million tonnes annually, empowering more than 8 crore dairy farmers.
    • Total value of dairy production in the country is about Rs 8.5 lakh crore which is more than the combined value of paddy and wheat production.
  • Pashu dhan: The concept of ‘pashu dhan’ and occupations associated with milk has been an important part of the 1,000-year-old Indian culture.
  • Indigenous vaccine for lumpy skin disease: Our scientists have developed an indigenous vaccine for lumpy skin disease. Efforts are also being made to control the disease by expediting testing and restricting the movement of animals.


  • The theme of World Dairy Summit 2022 is “Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood”.

Characteristics of the Indian dairy sector

  • Small farmers: The highest contribution in this sector is from small farmers.
  • Vast network of dairy cooperatives: Which are spread across 2-lakh villages involving 2-crore farmers.
  • No middle men: There are no middle men in this system; more than 70 per cent of the money received from the customers goes directly to the farmers.
  • Indigenous species: They can adapt to extreme climates.
  • Role of women in the dairy sector: It is a unique feature of the Indian dairy sector. Women make up 70 per cent of the workforce in the sector. 
    • The sector provides livelihood to 8-crore families.

Initiatives Related to the Dairy sector

  • Dairy Sahakar scheme
  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)
  • National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP)
  • Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development (AHIDF)
  • Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS)
  • Pashu-Aadhar
  • National Digital Livestock Mission(NDLM) 
  • Livestock Health & Disease Control (LH&DC) Scheme
  • Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) Scheme
  • Nationwide Artificial Insemination Programme
  • Launching of Dairy mark

About International Dairy Agreement (IDA)

  • The International Dairy Agreement (IDA) changed the International Dairy Arrangement, which was set up in 1980. 
  • Its primary feature is to extend and liberalize global exchange in dairy products through worldwide cooperation. 
  • The settlement terminated in 1997. 
  • An Arrangement regarding Dairy Products (Geneva, 12 January 1970), a treaty entered into through some nations, became set up to start with to set a minimal charge of skimmed milk powder to $20 according to 100 kilograms. 
  • The purpose is to extend the association to different dairy products. 
  • It additionally set up a control committee inside the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade framework to supervise the association.

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