IDF World Dairy Summit 2022,India
The Republic of India is a country in South Asia, bound by Indian Ocean in the South, the Arabian sea in South-West and the Bay of Bengal on the South-East. India is a sovereign republic, governed in a democratic parliamentary system. It is a large peninsular land, sharing its border with Pakistan in the West, China, Nepal and Bhutan in the North and Bangladesh and Myanmar in the East and Sri Lanka in the South. India is a confluence of multiple cultures and religions. The population of the country is estimated to about 1.36 billion. With its myriad culture and heritage, India offers one of the best touring experiences. From the snow-capped mountains to the deserts, wide marshy salt pans to the ocean, India offers everything to an eager traveller. Its rich forest wealth offers unique experiences of varied flora and fauna, native to the different geological structures across the length and breadth of the country.
Agriculture & Food in India
India is the seventh largest country in the world with an area of about 329 million hectares. It has diverse agro-ecological zones that enable production of wide range of crops like cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, spices & condiments, fiber, plantation crops, flowers, etc. India, known as the home of spices and given their exquisite aroma, taste and medicinal value, has a large demand of spices globally. Agriculture and allied sectors play a vital role in India’s economy as more than half of the total workforce is engaged in these sectors that account for about 18 percent of the country’s Gross Value Added (GVA). India is the largest producer of milk, jute and pulses, and second largest producer of rice, wheat, groundnut, sugarcane, tea and fruits & vegetables. India exports an extensive range of products like rice (including the popular Basmati rice), fresh fruits & vegetables, buffalo meat, marine products etc.
New Delhi, the capital of India, is a cosmopolitan city due to its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population. New Delhi is the confluence of country’s rich past and thriving present. It is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly. New Delhi has several historic sites and museums. The National Museum, India Gate, National War Memorial, Rajpath, Qutab Minar, Jantar Mantar are some of the prominent sites in New Delhi.