Institutional development plan (IDP) cell of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) organised a guest lecture on ‘Dairying in India — opportunities and challenges’. Dr Rameshwar Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU), was the expert speaker.
Dr SPS Ghuman, Dean, College of Veterinary Sciences, and Principal Investigator, IDP, speaking on the occasion stressed on the importance of the topic. He asserted that dairying was the backbone of the nation’s economy as it was supporting 80 million households in the country.
In his talk, Dr Singh threw light on the dairy sector in the country in an elaborative manner and also explained challenges being faced by farmers and entrepreneurs. He insisted that the dairy industry should work on development of shelf stable milk products which were having a potential market. Breeding, animal health and nutrition were another areas where researchers and policy makers should work in tandem for the growth of this industry.