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Small or marginal holdings make achieving efficiencies through economies of scale more difficult, particularly when they rely on old techniques. Pic: ©Getty Images/RakeshPicholiya

Much touted mantra has good intentions but Indian dairy has already been moving on

Can India double dairy farmers’ incomes in three years?

By Richard Whitehead

The phrase “doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022” is in danger of toppling “Jai Hind” as India’s most popular rally call. From bag carriers to the prime minister himself, anyone who matters has been seen uttering the line often and with great meaning.

New companies are starting to challenge the old guard in the Indian dairy industry. Pic: ©Gettty Images/RakeshPicholiya

Milk entrepreneurs believe they can change the fabric of staid old dairy.

Indian dairy’s young guns

By Richard Whitehead

There are few industries in India quite as established and dominated by big firms and cooperatives as dairy. But that hasn’t stopped a thrusting breed of startups delivering a new approach to the business.

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