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PM Modi inaugurates International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2022

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 12 inaugurated International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also shared the dais with the PM.
  • The government has taken multiple steps for the betterment of the dairy industry resulting in an increase of milk production by more than 44% in the last eight years
  • The four days 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 centering around the theme of ‘Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood’.
  • 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.
  • The success story of the Indian dairy industry, accounting for about 23 percent of global milk, producing around 210 million tonnes annually and empowering more than 8 crore dairy farmers, will be showcased at the Summit.
  • The summit will also help Indian dairy farmers to gain exposure about the global best practices.

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