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Mongolia-India to implement joint dairy development program

Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ch.Ulaan received Ambassador of India to Mongolia M.P.Singh on February 3.

At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on implementation of a working plan, which was established during the Mongolian President’s visit to the country, between the Mongolian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying on Cooperation in veterinary hospital and dairy sectors as well as a project on Mongolia-India joint dairy development program that will be newly launched.

Today India is the world’s largest milk producing nation with production of 175 million litres of milk per year and it takes up 21 percent of this field in the world market. The Indian Government has been realizing ‘Operation Flood’, the world’s biggest dairy development program since 1970, coherently developing all the stages from rural small farmers to consumers in the cities and creating sustainable supply system. To introduce the practice in Mongolia, the sides came to a decision to collaborate and launch the project ‘Mongolia-India joint dairy development program’ from April this year.

In frames of the project, the Mongolian side will develop cooperation with organizations including India’s National Dairy Development Board, Mujhkuwa dairy cooperative society and AMUL cooperatives to carry out activities in four main areas, namely development of institution, climate resilient product manufacturing, marketing, management and monitoring.