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Indian institute uses advanced technologies to develop traditional milk products

FBR Staff Writer Published 28 December 2012

National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), a state-run dairy research organisation in Bangalore, India, is using advanced technologies to develop traditional milk products (TDPs).

NDRI senior scientist K Jayaraj Rao, principal scientist C N Pagote said that the global market for TDPs is about ($546,316).

The institute has made several innvoations such as mechanization of manufacturing processes, development of low calorie products, membrane processing, retort processing, osmotic dehydration, quick freezing technology, and sugar crystallisation, reports Fnbnews.com

Milk currently holds 67% of the livestock gross domestic product (GDP), 22% of agricultural GDP and about 5.5% of the national GDP. Household and non-organised sector together handle about 82% of the sector, while the organized sector contributes 18%, reported the fnbnews.com.

About 50% of the total milk production is used in the manufacturing of indigenous dairy products and the market value for Indian milk products is valued at about $11bn.