With the growth of the population in urban areas, consumers had to depend on milk vendors who keep cattle, due to which several cattle sheds developed in different cities creating environmental problems. With the main objective to maximise profit, the milk vendors started increasing the lactation period of high yielding cattle creating development of sterility problems in them, which reduced the number of calving. The unproductive cattle were then sold to slaughter houses and this practice systematically reduced the country of its genetically superior breeds.
With the initiation of India’s first Five-Year Plan, modernization of the dairy industry helps to complete the goal to provide hygienic milk to the country’s growing population. To stimulate milk production, the government implemented Development Projects among other programs.Read More
NDRI – National Dairy Research Institute
The National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal was established at Bangalore in 1923 as Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairying. In 1936 it was renamed as Imperial Dairy Institute. After the independence of India, in 1947 it was renamed to its current name. In 1955 the institute’s headquarters moved to Karnal. The status of deemed to be university was conferred to the institute in 1989.
The modern dairy farm is fully- automated with free stall sheds with soft beds, allowing cows to roam around it. Best of the industry practice of herd management, breeding and farm design is used to get the maximum productivity and efficiency from the farm. The sheds takes care of all needs of the cows including – fresh clean water, mist/ fogger during the summers to keep the temperature down, large industrial grade fans helps to have good air circulation and temperature control inside. Each cow have an RFid tag which is used for recording key data points like intake of feed, concentrate, water, quantity of milk, quality of milk, last pregnancy etc. This will also be used for behavioral prediction which helps in early detection of diseases and heat for artificial insemination. Use of Total Mixing Ration Unit helps to prepare the right feed for the cows. The fully automated parlour detects issues with the milk inline to avoid any contamination in.
The collected milk directly goes to Bulk Milk Cooler where it is chilled to 4°C to avoid any bacterial growth. The excess milk after pasteurisation is stored in Milk tanks/silos. From here it goes to Pouching/ bottling plant for retail packing with utmost care to avoid human touch in the complete flow of milk from udder to pouch. The end delivered result is the pure cow milk as naturally received from the cow itself.
The complete supply chain from cow’s udder to client’s doorstep will be under controlled temperatures ensuring that the temp.of milk is maintained in 4-8°C range.
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The project is directed towards new generation families, who are quality conscious and look to get pure milk for their families and understand that the quality milk received may be able to cater basic needs of a growing child and adults.
NDDB – National Dairy Development Board
NDDB’s creation is rooted in the conviction that our nation’s socio-economic progress lies largely on the development of rural India.
The Dairy Board was created to promote, finance and support producer-owned and controlled organisations. NDDB’s programmes and activities seek to strengthen farmer cooperatives and support national policies that are favourable to the growth of such institutions. Fundamental to NDDB’s efforts are cooperative principles and cooperative strategies.