|Traditional method of Milking|
In the past dairy's was considered as the subsidiary industry par excellence of the cultivators which provides an occupation and an income at all seasons to them. Again it was considered as an indispensable food for one forth of the population which comprises infants and children who can not subsist without milk and for which there is no known substitute. However, conditions and ideas have changed. Economic development is considered as a process which relieves agriculture from its dominant position in the economy and in this context dairying has been considered not as a subsidiary industry but as a full time occupation that assures higher and higher income. In this context dairying has assumed new dimensions with emphasis on increased production through technical innovation and better management.
Our country has had a rich tradition in dairying since the time of Lord Krishna. Dairying has been inherent in Indian culture, for centuries. Milk and milk products have always been an integral part of our consumption habits. In the vast field of Animal Husbandry the contribution of dairying has been most significant, in terms of employment generation as well as income generation.