Odisha’s first Dairy Summit to be held in Balangir on Dec 21-22

Bhubaneswar:  Balangir District Administration and BKN Regional Dairy Association are going to be organizing the first “Dairy Summit-2022” in the state on December 21 and 22 at Koshal Kala Mandal Field, Near Bhagirathi Square, Balangir.

The summit marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing sustainable livelihood opportunities and entrepreneurship development in the dairy sector across the state, the administrative officials said.

Delegates across the country from various government departments and organisations like NDDB, NDRI, IVRI, CCBF, APICOL, ICAR, CEDSI, NSDC, etc., will grace the event.  Some of the state’s eminent dairy & animal husbandry experts and entrepreneurs in attendance shall include Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Commissioner-cum- Secretary, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department; Dr Ashok Pattanaik, a Fullbright Fellowship recipient; Dr TK Mohanty, a prominent researcher with decades of experience; Pallavi Vyas, an award-winning entrepreneur; Dr Ramadevi Nimmanapalli, biomedical devices expert; and Dr Chandrahas, an inventor & gold medalist, among many others will attend the event.

Participation also includes representatives from several milk unions, milk cooperative societies and successful dairy entrepreneurs from across the state.

 Around 2,000 people are expected to attend the event. This highly interactive event will provide insights into cooperative management, government schemes and initiatives, technological advancements & innovations, and the development of a skilled ecosystem.

Moreover, an exhibition will be organized to demonstrate the technological advancements in the sector.

An ongoing district-level quiz competition has been organized across schools and institutions & the winners will be awarded during the event.