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Chairman's Desk

Dear Fellow Dairymen,

Today, 21st March, we are celebrating Gudhi Padwa in India. This day is also celebrated as Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is the first day of the Lunar Hindu Calendar Year. It is also the beginning of the Vasant Ritu (Spring). Within next 10 days, New Financial Year for the business world will also start on 1st April, 2015.

I wish you all a very Progressive and Prosperous Financial Year 2016-17.

As you all know progress & prosperity will come only through sincere hard working & adoption of new technology.

Let us therefore resolve, that the next year be the year of “New Technologies”, for the Dairy sector. Let us explore and adopt new technologies for Dairy farming, Milk production, Processing, Packaging and Marketing!

We at IDA (West Zone), always organize the seminars and workshops beneficial to you all. In the past we hosted seminars on Productivity Enhancement, Traditional Indian Milk Products, Yogurt, Cheese, Ice cream, Functional foods and Customer complaint handling.

In the pursuit of our agenda, we are organizing a National Conference on “Climate change and dairying” during 16th 18th February 2017 at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai. This seminar will offer an opportunity to hear and interact with Mr. Guy Kebble from SurePure, South Africa who will enlighten the delegates on Mindful Milking and UV Photo Pasteurization of milk, Milk Pasteurization without heating & cooling!

Other speakers are Subin Jose, New Zealand, Valerio Cazzato, GEA, Kamesh Pant, Dr. Rane, IIT Bombay, Stefan Muhs, KHS and Dr. K. Ratnam, Amul.

You will also have an opportunity to visit India International Dairy Expo 2017, most awaited exhibition on milk processing & packaging equipment and other services.

Once again I wish you very Progressive & Prosperous Financial Year ahead.

Arun Patil
Indian Dairy Association (West Zone)
 the 41st Dairy Industry Conference, April 2013.