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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 1127-1134

Prospects of Dairy Farming in India: A Review
S. J. Vekariya, M. B. Rajput and P. H. Vataliya
Kamdhenu University, Karmayogi Bhavan, Block-1, Wing B1, 4th Floor, Sector 10-A, Gandhinagar, Gujarat – 382010, India
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Dairy farming is one of the leading component of agricultural activities in almost all parts of the world including India. India is the world’s largest producer of dairy products by volume and has the world’s largest dairy animal population. The country accounts for more than 13% of world’s total milk production and is also the world’s largest consumer of dairy products, consuming almost all of its own milk production. Dairy farming has been regarded as one of the activities that could contribute to alleviating the poverty and unemployment especially in the drought prone and rainfed areas. Dairy production in India, which has seen great increase over the period, has grown into a thriving enterprise; due to the policy decisions related to systematic breeding, improved feeding and superior health care management. These positives notwithstanding, the sector is confronting some of the major constraints that hinder inclusive development of the dairy farming in the country. Apart from low productivity of the animals, there are many other problems like, large human and livestock population and its pressure on available resources like land, degraded pasture lands, shortage of feed ingredients and fodders, which need to be targeted. Adoption of advance technology like genomic selection, use of sexed semen with improved AI practices at ground level which ultimately help to set new benchmark in overall indian milk productivity as well as increase individual animal productivity that in the end help small and marginal farmers upliftment of their income and in future indian dairy industry will reach new horizon.

Keywords: Dairy farming, Constraints, Future prospects, Economics

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Vekariya, S. J., M. B. Rajput and Vataliya, P. H. 2021. Prospects of Dairy Farming in India: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 1127-1134. doi:
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