The handbook entitled Technology of Indian Milk
Products covering the process technology modernization, especially
for professionals, entrepreneurs and scientists, is a timely publication
by a group of very able authors who have put in a lot of inputs
at this juncture when India is leading in the world in milk production.
It is highly timely and very strategic to bring out this book as
leaders in milk and we should now go further high in the value addition
All these things could happen with a quality assurance of raw material
and technical human resource training at different levels. This
can only be achieved by an appropriate appraisal and awareness to
be brought on a very large scale since this is a highly dissipated
industry and has its origin from tiny, cottage all the way to large
scale industry. The Indian milk products also need to be addressed
in terms of value addition and in terms of bringing the tradition
and processing itself and extension of shelf life for the ethnic
tongue around the world.
I guess this is a very important contribution
that we could do to the rest of the world through promoting the
Indian milk products both from the taste angle as well as the health
angle. In this context, we also require
dedicated workers with emphasis on packaging with a clear mandate
of once again the concepts of quality and safety engulfed into it.
The Indian equipment manufacturers, many of them who are of international
standards, could really make a difference in the overall impact
of this industry through adaptable equipments.
I am also extremely glad to see the importance
that the authors have brought in newer concepts for products, packaging
and export to outreach the Indian products to global market and
enhance the export capabilities.
As we address the market for the 80 million
tonnes of milk in India, the figure of 100 million tonnes does not
seem to be far away. We need to strategically plan all this into
food safety, food security including nutrition to convert the dairy
industry in the market into a very profitable sector, thus ensuring
the industry stability on the one hand and the production stability
on the other hand. In complimenting the authors for this excellent
handbook, I am sure this will be a good
asset for both professional and private libraries and also for the
CEOs and Chairmen of Institutions and Companies who are involved
in day-to-day dairy industry.
Dr V Prakash, Director,
Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore
|The ramifications of these
innovative technologies, recently developed, have been documented
in the handbook on the 'Technology of Indian Milk Products',
co-authored by four eminent dairy scientists. A practical guide
of recommended practices for the dairy and food industry, the
handbook also serves as an essential resource material for developing