Ludhiana 09 November 2022-College of Dairy Science and Technology (CODST), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organised a one day Technical Lecture for the faculty and students under the umbrella of Institutional Development Plan (IDP). S. Jaswant Singh Bhandair, Mission Director, International Improvement Mission invited as Industry expert. He along with his team deliberated with the teachers regarding significance and purity of milk in context of milk fat and total solids. He demonstrated his in-house developed technology and prototype for pasteurization of milk for extension of shelf life of milk beyond seven days.

In the afternoon session, S. Sandeep Singh Randhawa, Chairman, Punjab Livestock farmers Association and S. Harinder Singh, Manager, Milk Procurement, Verka Dairy, Ludhiana graced the occasion as the special guests. Dr. S.K. Mendiratta, Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology inaugurated the session and discussed the importance of novel technologies for the need of the hour to promote the value addition of milk at farm scale. S. Jaswant Singh Bhandair delivered a lecture on “Ethical dairy Business Plan for India to double the income of dairy farmers within one year” in a very interactive way and discussed some practical innovations to promote value addition at farm scale. S. Sandeep Randhawa discussed the need for the realization of the true economic value of milk to benefit the dairy farmers and stressed on the need of ideas to increase the farmer’s income.