On March 06,2021, Denmark Ambassador Freddy Svane had a meeting with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Governor Kalraj Mishra to set up a Center of Excellence for the dairy sector in Rajasthan.
Objectives of the Center of Excellence:
i.To provide technical support in water conservation and purification works in the urban areas of Udaipur
ii.To give better facilities to cattle rearers and
iii.To be fully cooperative in the field of dairy science and technology through Denmark’s expertise.
About Rajasthan’s Dairy sector:
- The Rajasthan dairy market has exhibited a strong growth during 2015-2020
- Rajasthan is the second highest milk producing state in India contributing around 11% to the total milk production.
Note: As of 2020, approximately 4.2% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was due to dairy production. Uttar Pradesh is the highest milk producing state in India
IMARC Group’s report:
They have reported Rajasthan as the sixth largest dairy market in India and
It expects Rajasthan dairy market to grow at a Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7% during 2021-2026.
Further Discussions over the Meeting:
Cooperation and investment in areas such as agriculture, animal husbandry, food and textiles along with the framework of cooperation between them in the field of public health engineering is also discussed in the meeting.
Roles and responsibilities of the Center of Excellence:
It is a team, a shared facility or an entity that will provide
- Guidelines for efficient use of resources, provision of quality products and services to customers.
- Helps to eliminate inefficient practices and to implement new skills and technologies.
Recent Related News:
On February 18, 2021, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Greenstat Hydrogen India Pvt. Ltd., for setting up of Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen (CoE-H) including CCUS and Fuel Cells.
Capital – Copenhagen
Currency – Danish krone
Prime Minister – Mette Frederiksen
Important Rivers –
Luni (The largest river in the Thar Desert)
Chambal (The only perennial river of the state)