Monday, December 11, 2023

PM Modi to inaugurate International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2022 today

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At roughly 10.30 am today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022, which is being held at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida.

The four-day IDF WDS 2022, which is being held from September 12 to 15, according to the Prime Minister’s Office, is a gathering of international and Indian dairy stakeholders, including industry leaders, experts, farmers, and policy planners, who are focused on the theme “Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood.” IDF WDS 2022 is anticipated to draw over 1,500 participants from 50 nations. The most recent summit took place in India in 1974, which was around 50 years ago.

Driven by the vision of the Prime Minister, the government has taken numerous steps the improvement of the dairy sector, resulting in an increase in milk production by more than 44% in the last eight years, according to the PMO. “The Indian dairy industry is unique in that it is based on a cooperative model that empowers small and marginal dairy farmers, especially women,” the PMO said.

The IDF WDS 2022 will feature the “success story of the Indian dairy sector, accounting for around 23% of global milk, generating over 210 million tonnes annually, and empowering more than 8 crore dairy farmers,” according to the statement.

Additionally, the conference would assist Indian dairy producers in learning about international best practises.

The Prime Minister opened the Centre-State Science Conclave earlier on Saturday with the intention of fostering an innovation and technology ecosystem.

In the spirit of cooperative federalism, this groundbreaking conclave will boost Centre-State coordination and collaboration mechanisms in order to create a strong science, technology, and innovation (STI) ecosystem throughout the nation.

PM Modi remarked during his speech at the Conclave that “science is like that energy in the development of 21st century India, which has the power to accelerate the development of every area and every state.”
He asserted that the contribution of Indian scientists and those working in the sector is crucial.

In a situation where India is poised to lead the fourth industrial revolution, he continued, “the role of India’s science and the people associated with this field is very important. In such a situation, the responsibility of the policy-makers and those of us who are associated with the governance and administration increases.”
The Centre-State Science Conclave, according to the prime minister, is a manifestation of our Sabka Prayas motto.

According to him, science would be crucial in speeding the growth of all regions and sectors for the development of the New India of the twenty-first century.

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