Inspite of staying a massive producer of milk and poultry merchandise, the Indian animal husbandry sector faces worries this sort of as reduced productivity and higher expenditures, while bearing the regular influence of ailments.

Thanks to enormous cattle population, India is now No 1 milk producer at about 188 million tonnes recorded for 2018-19. But about fifty per cent of this milk comes from the unorganised sector, which has higher prevalence of malnutrition in the animal fewer enhancement in breeds. This usually means, India is nevertheless not in a position to faucet total prospective of its offered cattle resources.

Dairy output

As per the Union Government’s Countrywide Motion Prepare for Dairy, India’s milk output is targeted to touch three hundred million tonnes by 2023-24, for which the milk output needs to develop at a healthier 8.5 per cent per year from the present-day growth of all-around 6.5 per cent.

Also, India’s bovine population is viewed increasing at a slow pace of 1 per cent.

There is a larger want for growth of higher-yielding breeds.

On the other hand, thanks to highly unorganised character of the livestock sector, the authorities-led nourishment programmes, breeding and yield enhancement initiatives have a minimal effect.

BusinessLine and Godrej Agrovet are jointly hosting a webinar ‘What ails India’s Animal Husbandry Sector?’ on August 30 at four pm.

The seminar would dwell upon what needs to be finished to boost the output and productivity of the sector, while dealing with the worries faced by its stakeholders.

The specialists who will share their views on the topic are RS Sodhi, MD, GCMMF (Amul) Nadir Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Agrovet B Soundararajan, MD, Suguna Holding Pvt Ltd Ashish Modani, VP & Co-Head Corporate Rankings, ICRA, and Sandeep Kumar Singh, CEO, Animal Feed Small business & Godrej Maxximilk.

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