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Netherlands to Train Dairy Farmers of This State

In a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, Netherlands Ambassador Maarten van den Bergh expressed his desire to assist the state in modernizing the country's agriculture and dairy sectors.

Shikha Parewa
Dairy Farming
Dairy Farming

In a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, Netherlands Ambassador Maarten van den Bergh expressed his desire to assist the state in modernizing the country's agriculture and dairy sectors. 

The Ambassador also informed the Chief Minister that the Netherlands is interested in establishing a training centre in the state to teach advanced dairy farming techniques to the state's dairy farmers. 

The chief minister informed the diplomat about the state's second-place status in the Ease of Doing Business, which has attracted continuing investment and support from numerous countries and regions, during the late-Tuesday meeting. 

In various areas, such as renewable energy, solid waste management, and water management, the state government and the Netherlands have already collaborated. 

The Chief Minister addressed how technical developments in food processing may assist farmers in flower cultivation and dairy farms quadruple their income. 

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary R.K. Tewari said in a statement that Uttar Pradesh and the Netherlands are cooperating on a number of projects and that the two countries have a lot of potential for commerce and investment. 

Dairy farming in India: 

Dairy is one of India's largest agribusinesses and a key contributor to the country's economy. With a 4% proportion of the economy, it is the most important agricultural commodity. With an output of 188 million MT in 2019-20, India is the world's largest milk producer. The development of private dairy firms, account for more than 60% of the country's dairy processing capacity and it has been a key factor.  

Over the previous five years, the Indian dairy business has risen at a rate of 12%, with value-added products driving market expansion. Dairying is a substantial source of revenue for farmers, with over 70 million farmers directly involved. 

Dairy farming provides to a diverse range of consumer demands, including protein supplements and health foods, as well as indulgence items like yoghurt and ice cream. 

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