The unorganised and unregulated upkeep of dairy animals undoubtedly raises a question mark on the safety of the milk that these dairies produce as well as on the sustainability of India’s global leadership of milk production.
FIAPO collaborated with 40 partner NGOs and individuals across ten of India’s largest milk producing states to reach out to 451 dairies for the investigation report.
Expressing her contentment, Pavitra Krishnan, End ExploitativeDairies Campaign, FIAPO, said “this is a great initiative by the Animal Husbandry Department and shows their commitment towards the welfare of dairy animals.
”We now look to the Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department to formulate rules to regulate dairies in urban areas and wherever appropriate prohibit the presence of dairy animals within municipal corporation limits” , she said.
Following the launch of the report, FIAPO had asked the state governments to regulate dairies in urban areas.