Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar inaugurated the Koelnmesse India organised special edition of India International Dairy Expo
Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar, Cabinet minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Sports & Youth Welfare, Maharashtra inaugurated the Koelnmesse India organised special edition of India International Dairy Expo (IIDE) in Mumbai last week.
IIDE is the leading trade fair on dairy & dairy technology, for dairy farming, processing, packaging, distribution and products.
Kedar said “The significance of dairy sector to the Indian economy cannot be underestimated. It is a subtle indicator of a healthy economy. Looking at the perishability of dairy products, the Dairy industry must always embrace change and constantly adapt itself to the changing technologies as well because it’s only then that we’ll be able to achieve the desired result.”
With a total of 160 exhibitors from 12 countries, IIDE becomes a single window of information for the latest industry trends. It provides a platform for all stakeholders of the dairy chain – The milk producers, the milk processors, the milk marketing professionals, the service providers, dairy equipment manufacturers, the technocrats and the policy makers to create better future and all-round growth of the dairy industry.
The minister exhorted the dairy industry in general and in Maharashtra particularly to adopt to new ideas, latest technologies and march on the path of grand success. He also asked the industry to hire the best professionals and if needed take the guidance & help from the organizations like NDDB and IDA.
“Our production has even surpassed the estimated figures globally. But we must overcome the problem of adulteration. The fair rightly highlights the dairy management solutions that puts the dairy industry’s challenges of adulteration to an end with the help of AI and machine-learning enabled devices that can help catch the milk adulteration at early phases.” further added the Minster.
Milind Dixit, Managing Director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd. said “Despite Covid-19 challenges, the dairy sector in India continues to be positive on the back of government support, increasing population & per capita consumption. India is self-sufficient in milk production and the world’s top milk producer as well as consumer.”