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Technology needed to keep a check on milk adulteration: Giriraj Singh
Expressing concern over the quality of milk, fisheries, animal husbandry, Dairy Minister Giriraj Singh said that, with stringent punishment, there is a need for stringent provisions to prevent adulteration in milk and other dairy products. The government will review the current quality standards for the dairy industry.
He also said that there is no proposal to allow import of milk. India is number one in milk production. Estimation of milk production is 187.86 million tonnes. He said that in the last five years, milk production has increased by 50 million tonnes. He also said that the dairy industry needs to focus on the quality of milk and the technologies need to be in place to check adulteration at all levels from milk collection to processing.
The Minister for Animal Husbandry expressed concern over the adulteration of milk and said that to deal with this, the Central Milk Testing Laboratory will be established in 18 states and milk testing instruments will be set up in 313 dairies. He said that a comprehensive campaign will be started for the eradication of the hoof-and-mouth disease in the country.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, 24 July 2019
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