HIGHLIGHTS More than 70 Articles,  260 Tables & Charts

* PROFILE: India's milk miracle. Dairy industry update, supported by Fact Sheet. India :Mega market of 21st century. * GLOBAL OUTLOOK: World dairy trends. WTO & GATT. Asian dairy scene.  SAARC dairy grid.
* MARKETING: Exciting opportunities. Demand for milk up. Innovate or perish. Drink more milk: From commodity to brand. * TRADITIONAL DAIRY SPECIALITIES: A compendium of Indian sweets and milk products. Processes for commercial production.
* INNOVATION: India's first fully
automated dairy. Technology Bank at NDRI. Computer-based information search.
* MILK PRODUCTS: Cheese, ice cream, yoghurt, spreads. Ethnic milk specialities: Rasagolla, shrikhand, peda, gulabjamun, burfi, kheer and mishti doi.
* MANAGEMENT GUIDE: Clean milk production. Genetics and breeding. Feeding and nutrition. Health care. Dairy technology. * PROJECT REPORTS: Techno-economic feasibility of: milk plants, dairy farming, cattle feed, cheese, ice cream, and yoghurt.
* TECH'KNOW'SCOPE: Update on technical developments: Codex Alimentarius. HACCP, feed additives, buffalo breeding, camel milk, hi-tech village milk collection, greenhouse gases, radioactivity and pesticide residues in milk. * INDIAN DAIRY YELLOW PAGES: Over 7,000 organizations and specialists listed under 34 groups including Buyer's Guide to dairy products, chemicals, consumables, equipment, cattle breeds, feed and dairy plants.

India's dairy sector offers a good opportunity to NRI and foreign investors in and around India. The region around India is a land of opportunity for foreign investors looking for new and expanding markets. Growth prospects in the dairy sector are bright. Key elements of free market system, raw material (milk) availability, an established infrastructure of technology and supporting manpower are in place. Among several areas of potential participation, India offers foreign investors a well balanced package of fiscal incentives for exports and financial investments. It includes complete tax exemptions and tax holiday. Foreign investors have a wide choice in entering industrial, financial or service sector of the dairy industry in the country.

    • What Indian Dairy Industry     
      Has To Offer      
      To Foreign Investors?      

  • Biotechnology
  • Dairy food processing equipment
  • Food packaging equipment
  • Distribution channels
  • Retailing
  • Product development
  • Ingredient manufacture
  • Technology-driven units
  • Training centres for education


Dr. V. Kurien
National Dairy Development Board, India

As we approach the last few years of the century, it is appropriate to look back at what India's dairy Industry has achieved as also look forward to the 21st century, its challenges and opportunities. Before we look to the future, we should acknowledge the contributions of those who have made possible today's self-sufficiency in India's milk production. Our bottomline is our people. Value for us is the quality of life of millions of farm families.

ASIAN DAIRY SCENE With 60 per cent of the world population, Asia accounts for only 20 per cent of the global milk production. The total world milk production of more than 500 million tonnes for a population of about 4 billion amounts to an average annual per capita availability of 100 kg. The corresponding figure for Asia is only about 27 kg and the consumption is about 30 kg. Some 10 per cent of milk consumed in Asia is imported. In several Asian countries, imports of dairy products, both as finished products in consumer packs and in bulk for recombination into milk, have helped create a dairy market and a milk processing industry.

Operation Flood: The world's largest development project, it covers some nine million milk producers. Rural processing capacity of 19.4 million litres per day (mlpd) has been created and 6.7 mlpd equivalent of chilling capacity set up to ensure better quality milk. Milk marketing facilities of 10 mlpd have also been commissioned.
The Asian countries have been producing over 96 per cent of the world's buffalo milk output, estimated at 48 million tonnes. India accounts for more than 50 per cent of it. The recent formation of the Asian Buffalo Association will help overcome the neglect that the buffalo has suffered for decades.


India is emerging as a mega dairy market of the 21st century. What Indian dairy industry needs and what it offers is the main subject of Dairy India 1997. The recent liberalization has thrown a bagful of opportunities for dairy entrepreneurs. Rewards await those who will transfer technology, sign joint ventures or use India as an export sourcing centre. A handy reference sourcebook, the compendium presents an in-depth profile of the emerging dairy situation. It identifies new trends, market opportunities and investment prospects as well new insights, analyses and ideas. A multipurpose volume, it serves as a Databook-cum-Buyer's Guide to suppliers of products and services. More than 7,000 organizations and specialists are listed in its Directory Section which serves as the "Yellow Pages" of the dairy industry.

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