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Import of key items on the increase to meet shortage|
Import of dairy items during April 2009-February 2010 surged by a massive 275.5 per cent to Rs 284.88 crore.| |
In April 2008-February 2009, import of milk and other dairy products was only Rs 75.86 crore.| The dairy products imports mainly comprise skimmed milk powder and butter oil brought in by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to meet shortfall in milk procurement of its subsidiary, Mother Dairy, and other co-operatives. With their procurement lagging behind, liquid milk supplies have been affected in many States. B L 180510| SWOT ANALYSIS OF INDIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY|
* Demand profile: Absolutely optimistic.|
* Margins: Quite reasonable, even on packed liquid milk.|
* Flexibility of product mix: Tremendous. With balancing equipment, you can keep on adding to your product line.| * Availability of raw material: Abundant. Presently, more than 80 per cent of milk produced is flowing into the unorganized sector, which requires proper channelization.| * Technical manpower: Professionally-trained, technical human resource pool, built over last 30 years.| Weaknesses:|
* Perishability: Pasteurization has overcome this weakness partially. UHT gives milk long life. Surely, many new processes will follow to improve milk quality and extend its shelf life.| Lack of control over yield: Theoretically, there is little control over milk yield. However, increased awareness of developments like embryo transplant, artificial insemination and properly managed animal husbandry practices, coupled with higher income to rural milk producers should automatically lead to improvement in milk yields.| Logistics of procurement: Woes of bad roads and inadequate transportation facility make milk procurement problematic. But with the overall economic improvement in...