The programme aimed at demonstrating technology interventions to improve genetic quality of dairy livestock, processing, productivity, quality and value-addition including extending shelf-life of perishable products, post harvest processing and waste utilization, adoption of new technologies etc.
A. Increasing productivity & quality of milk production systems
(In Punjab, Andhra Pradesh & West Bengal)
- Commissioned and demonstrated clean milk production facilities like bulk milk coolers, automatic milk collection units, steel milking cans etc.
- Farmer level milking parlour, village level community milking parlour, & mobile milking machines for remote villages
- Demonstrated clean milk production practices along with providing hygiene kits
Based on the above interventions following results accrued to the advantage of farmers
- Increase in clean milk yield by 9–20%
- Reduced bacterial count from over 1 crore cfu/ml to about 1 lakh cfu/ml.
- Saving of 2-3% milk, from getting acidic
- Reduction in spillage accruing to saving by 0.25 – 0.5%
- Premium for clean milk produced: Rs.0.30 – 0.50/ litre
B. Value-added products/ processing
(Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh)
Some salient achievements are as follows :
- Manufacturing vacuum packed paneer with enhanced shelf-life from 7 days to 21 days
- Commercial production of flavoured whey drink as a probiotic product having a shelf life of 4 to 7 days, with technology developed by NDRI, Karnal
C. Genetic improvement of dairy livestock
Some salient achievements are as follows:
- Established and standardized embryo transfer (ET) technology for Indian dairy livestock; overall conception rate through ET increased from 24.32% to 32.32%
- Performance of calves born through ET (1st Generation ET cow) & ~3,000 litre/year (2nd generation ET cow)
- Breeding bulls: ET bulls produced more than 4 lakh semen doses
- Bull mothers: Milk yield increased from about 800 litre/year (field cow) to ~ 1,600 litre/year)