A National seminar on “A Dairy Snapshot 2017” was organized by the Indian Dairy Association (East Zone) at the Seminar Hall, Faculty of Dairy Technology, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Mohanpur Campus, Nadia.
In view of the present scenario of Dairying in India, the Indian Dairy Association (East Zone) has considered this thought provoking theme for the seminar. With the introduction of new legal standard and tax implication a paradigm shift in dairy business is imminent. An innovative effort has been made for focusing the vision of our honorable Prime Minister of empowering dairy farmers for developing prosperous India. The subjects covered in the seminar on the legal, quality and economic issues of dairy business would generate considerable interest among the participant. The seminar was an excellent forum for interaction with experts, practitioners, researchers and policy planners for formulation of future strategies. The seminar was attended by more than 300 participants including 100 farmers from different parts of the state and the country. The congregation was a unique in nature in the state.
The seminar was illuminated in the presence of Prof. Purnendu Biswas, Vice-Chancellor, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Prof. D D Patra, Vice-Chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Sri Arun Narke, President, Indian Dairy Association, Sri R.S. Sodhi, MD, GCMMF, Sri Arun Patil , Chairman , IDA (West Zone). The participants at the seminar were enriched by the deliberation of the learned speakers who are doyen in their respective fields.
An ‘Exhibition’ to display innovations in milk and milk products and equipment’s was set up to provide knowledge to the participants as well as provide scope for interactions.
For encouraging young scientists and scholars and displaying their innovative research work, a poster presentation session was also arranged.