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In India, over 68% of milk does not qualify the standards

India:  As per the standards set by food regulator in the country for milk, around 70% of milk does not qualify the standards as per the regulatory and the most commonly used chemical substances which increases the quantity of milk are caustic, detergent, white paint, glucose and refined oil which are very dangerous and can cause serious infection to a human body. Milk is collected from 2 lakh villages in India, so the risk of mixing these substances gets high.

Earlier, a separate and individual chemical test was required for testing every type of adulteration, but due to the development of new technology, single tester can do the job now which is comparatively expensive. The new scanner can detect the adulteration in milk in just 40 seconds and can find out each chemical substances individually.

According to Techsci ResearchIndia Dairy Products Market by Type, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, the market for dairy products in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during 2016 - 2021. In 2015, North India dominated the country’s dairy products market, on account of increasing per capita expenditure, rising youth population, introduction of value added dairy products, changing consumption patterns, and growing penetration of international players. India dairy products market is witnessing a shift towards healthier products such as probiotic drinks, yogurts, etc. Few of the leading players operating in India dairy products market include Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., National Dairy Development Board, Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Ltd., and Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited, among others.

According to TechSci Research, though the scanners are costly, but the new development in the technology will help the Dairy industry to witness high growth due to improvement in the milk quality, which is very bad as of now, due to each individual test for every chemical substance is required which costs around 10 paisa for each test, moreover, it is time consuming. So most of the farmers avoid these tests for supplying milk as fast as they can to their target market.

Also, the development of new GPS technology will help in tracking the exact location where the milk is being supplied which will help improving the quality of milk in the country.

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