New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘International Dairy Federation World Dairy Conference 2022’ today. The event will begin at 10:30 am at India Expo Center & Mart, Greater Noida.
The four day long IDF WDS 2022 being held from 12th to 15th September, is a congregation of global and Indian dairy stakeholders including industry leaders, experts, farmers and policy planners centring around the theme of ‘Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood’, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
Around 1500 participants from 50 countries are expected to participate in IDF WDS 2022. The last such Summit was held in India about half a century ago in 1974.
The Indian dairy industry is unique in the sense that it is based on a cooperative model that empowers small and marginal dairy farmers, especially women, it noted.
“Driven by the vision of the Prime Minister, the government has taken multiple steps for the betterment of the dairy sector resulting in an increase of milk production by more than 44% in the last eight years,” the statement added.
The success story of the Indian dairy industry, accounting for about 23% of global milk, producing around 210 million tonnes annually, and empowering more than 8 crore dairy farmers, will be showcased at the IDF WDS 2022.
The summit will also help Indian dairy farmers to gain exposure about the global best practices.