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29 November 2019
View news from India All Dairy Plants to Have Quality Testing Units from 1 January
INDIA - The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered milk companies to set up a systematic milk sample testing system in their dairy plants. The move comes after a recent survey revealed the presence of carcinogen and other toxic substances...
26 November 2019
View news from India Dairy Out of India-US Trade Talks for Now
INDIA - India and the US have identified almost 40 products like pistachios, walnuts and apples that can be considered for duty concessions. The two sides are also trying to zero in on workable concessions for medical devices....
17 September 2019
View news from India NDDB Set to Launch Phase-II of National Dairy Plan
INDIA - As the phase-1 of the ambitious National Dairy Plan (NDP-1) comes to an end this November, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has initiated talks with the World Bank and the government departments concerned to go ahead with the second...
16 September 2019
View news from India Amul Plans Smaller Dairy Pack Sizes for Price-conscious Rural Market
INDIA - Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the producer of Amul brand dairy products, is planning to penetrate rural India with smaller pack sizes of pasteurized milk derivatives. The decision coincides with the organisation's expansion...
09 September 2019
View news from India Mother Dairy Hikes Cow Milk Price by Rs 2/litre
INDIA - Mother Diary has hiked the price of cow milk by Rs 2 per litre from Friday in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR)....
04 September 2019
View news from India Dairy Farmers Start Feeling Pinch of Dwindling Buffalo Meat Exports
INDIA - Just when liquid milk prices were showing signs of stabilising after remaining subdued for the past few years, the dry buffalo rate, or the sale price of a buffalo that has stopped giving milk and is ready for slaughter, has dropped sharply....
26 August 2019
View news from India Amul to Add Over 50 Dairy Products in Next Two Years
INDIA - The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under the 'Amul' brand, is looking at 40-60 new value-added dairy products over the next two years. The launches, which could include high-margin offerings,...
20 August 2019
View news from India Amul Stays Out of NDDB’s Milk-fortification Programme
INDIA - The ambitious milk-fortification programme of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is seen facing dissent on its home ground. ...
06 August 2019
View news from India Dairy Sector to Boost Employment in J&K
INDIA - The Centre will develop the dairy and animal husbandry sector to create employment opportunities in Jammu & Kashmir....
01 August 2019
View news from India Minister Allays Dairy Farmers' Fears
INDIA - Agriculture and dairy must be kept out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, currently being negotiated by the Indian government with 15 other countries, Indian farmers’ unions said in a memorandum submitted to the Minister of...
15 July 2019
View news from India Govt Advises NDDB to Bring Mother Dairy, Other Units Under RTI Ambit
INDIA - The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries recently told the Parliament that as NDDB Dairy Services was set up through a Rs 200 crore contribution from NDDB, it has advised NDDB to "extend the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 to its...
12 July 2019
View news from India CM Allocates Budget to Promote Cattle Farming in Madhya Pradesh
INDIA - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in his first state budget allocated Rs 132 crores for the promotion of cattle farming and livestock. He has also decided to pay Rs 20 per day for cow protection which was earlier Re 1....
03 July 2019
View news from India Supreme Court Moved Against Rules Allowing Seizure, Forfeiture of Livestock
INDIA - The rules' existence had emboldened "anti-social elements" to take matters into their own hands and loot cattle traders, say cattle traders....
01 July 2019
View news from India Dairy Co-ops Increase Milk Procurement Prices by Rs 5-6 per Litre
INDIA - Dairy cooperatives and companies have increased milk procurement prices by Rs 5-6 a litre over the last three months to prop up dairy farmers and ensure steady supply of milk at a time when the sector is facing water shortage and higher fodder...
11 June 2019
View news from India Mother Dairy Joins Hands with DTC to Set Up Kiosks
INDIA - Leading milk supplier Mother Dairy on Tuesday announced partnership with Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to set up 31 kiosks at latter's bus depots, terminals and housing colonies as part of its efforts to expand presence in the National Capital...
27 May 2019
View news from India Mother Dairy Raises Milk Rate by Up to Rs 3/litre
INDIA - Four days after market leader Amul announced a two-rupee increase in the price of milk, Mother Dairy said it has raised prices by up to Rs 3 per litre from Sunday. ...
16 May 2019
View news from India French Dairy Giant Lactalis Looking to Acquire in North India
INDIA - France's Lactalis plans acquisitions in northern India after bagging the dairy products business of Prabhat Dairy for Rs 1,700 crore and two other companies....
15 May 2019
View news from India World’s First Complete Parent-wise Genome Assembly of Buffalo
INDIA - Dairy organisation, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) announced developing a new genome assembly named "NDDB_ABRO_Murrah" of riverine buffaloes....
10 May 2019
View news from India Maharashtra Dairy Industry Still Divided Over Packaging Alternatives
INDIA - While the state government is considering a complete ban on the use of plastic poly packs for packaging milk, key stakeholders from Maharashtra dairy industry still seem to be divided on what could be the best alternative to the plastic pouches....
25 April 2019
View news from India ITC Enters Dairy Market in Kerala
INDIA - ITC Limited said it has forayed into the rapidly growing ready-to-milk, milk-based beverages market in Kerala with the launch of Sunfeast Wonderz Milk....
23 April 2019
View news from India Mehsana Dairy to Break Away from Amul
INDIA - India's biggest and most prominent milk cooperative Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the Amul brand, is breaking up for the first time in over four decades. ...
12 April 2019
View news from India Prabhat Dairy Jumps 5% on Sale of Unit to Tirumala Milk
INDIA - Shares of Prabhat Dairy jumped 5 per cent in Friday's session after it said it successfully completed the sale of its subsidiary Sunfresh Agro Industries....
13 March 2019
View news from India Telangana HC Puts Tab on Cattle Transport
INDIA - The Telangana High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the offices of the Union government which are located in Telangana, not to allow transportation of any cattle or animals without a permit order issued by the competent authority....
22 January 2019
View news from India Prabhat Dairy Hits 52-week Low; Milk Business to be Sold to Lactalis
INDIA - Shares of Prabhat Dairy hit a 52-week low of Rs 78.15, declining 16 per cent from its previous close, and crashing 30 per cent from its intra-day high on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) after the company announced that global dairy major Lactalis...
14 January 2019
View news from India Delhi CM Attacks BJP Over Fodder for Cattle
INDIA - Speaking at a cow shelter in Sonipat on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by comparing the Haryana government’s efforts to take care of cows with that of his government....
03 January 2019
View news from India Spurt in SMP Prices Cheers Up Dairy Farmers
INDIA - The New Year is set to bring smiles on the faces of dairy farmers, thanks to firm prices of the skimmed milk powder (SMP) following export incentives by the government....
02 January 2019
View news from India UP Cabinet Decides to Set Up Cow Sheds for Stray Cattle
INDIA - The state cabinet meeting, presided by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, okayed the plan and said a "cow welfare cess" will be imposed for the same, a government spokesman said....
02 November 2018
View news from India MP Elections: Congress, BJP Trade Charges over Depleting Cattle Strength
INDIA - Less than a month before Madhya Pradesh goes to poll, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) traded charges over depleting strength of cows in the state and proliferation of slaughterhouses on Wednesday....
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