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Bharat Singh Rathod Talks About Areas Where India’s Dairy Industry is Lagging

Shikha Parewa
Shikha Parewa
Dr. Bharat Singh  Rathod

National Milk Day has been observed on November 26th since 2014, which is the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, dubbed "The Father of the White Revolution," and this year marks his 100th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Krishi Jagran has hosted a live session on "Dr. Kurein's Contributions to the Dairy Sector" on November 26th, 2021 at 11 a.m.

The primary goal of this webinar is to raise awareness about the contributions of Dr. Verghese Kurien, known as the "Father of the White Revolution" and "Architect of the Modern Dairy Industry." Many eminent speakers were part of this webinar and Dr. Bharat Singh  Rathod was one of them.

Bharat Singh Sardarsinh Rathod is currently employed at  Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University's Department of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics. Bharatsinh conducts animal science research. Their current project is titled 'AICRP on Cattle-Kankrej Breed, Associated Herd Progeny Testing Program in Kankrej Breed, Semen Freezing Laboratory.'

In the webinar, Bharatsinh appreciated the contribution of  Dr. Verghese Kurien in the field of the cooperative sector. He thanked him for giving cooperative nature to Gujrat. On the other hand, he said that we need to improve the quality and not the quantity of the milk. Further, he said, "although we are in number one position in milk production but we are far behind in per animal production which needs to be improved." 

Bharat Singh said that the quality of cow milk of our country is better than one in foreign countries. He also mentioned that we need to work on all types of breeds of cows to improve the quality of milk.

Significance of National Milk Day:

The day honors the significance of milk in one's life. The primary goal to celebrate this day is to promote the benefits of milk and the milk industry, as well as to raise public awareness about the importance of milk and milk products.

All of the major dairy industry players, including the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the Indian Dairy Association (IDA), and 22 state-level dairy federations, agreed on the date. For the first time in 2014, IDA took the initiative to commemorate this day. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Dr. Kurien's birth in India.

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