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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

Dairy processors investing in the modernisation of Indian dairy farmingDairy in India: The problem of India's low dairy productivity 30 September 2014

India may be the world's largest raw milk producer but the dairy sector is marked by poor on-farm efficiency and low productivity. The country's dominant co-operatives have struggled to improve the model employed by their farmer members. But, with a step-up in investment on the horizon, could all this change? Raghavendra Verma reports.


Dairy in India: The supply chain issues facing the sector 30 September 2014

India's poor road network and lack of investment in cold chain infrastructure have long challenged the country’s dairy industry, highlighting the value for companies of undertaking the tough task of establish their own milk collection.


IndiaINDIA: Four milk, ice cream plants to meet demand in Odisha 14 August 2014

Milk producers in the Indian state of Odisha aim to double their production in the next five years, setting up four plants to cover local demand.


Industry split on IndiaINDIA: Food sector split on budget reforms 11 July 2014

India's new BJP government has reduced taxes on food processing and packaging machines however the industry is still not happy and is demanding more significant benefits.


Infrastructure remains undeveloped in IndiaBRICs and beyond: Logistics remains key challenge to Indian expansion 1 April 2014

Getting products on shelves is a significant challenge for food manufacturers and retailers in India, where an under-developed supply chain hampers such efforts. International food groups and logistics companies are working to overcome the lack of infrastructure and, for companies who can offer solutions, a significant commercial opportunity exists. Raghavendra Verma reports.


IndiaINDIA: Kisan Group enters food with snacks launch 12 March 2014

India's cement and agricultural equipment maker Kisan Group has entered the processed food business, making salty snacks in Gujarat.


Banaskantha is planning yet more dairies in IndiaINDIA: GCMMF member Banaskantha eyes more dairies 27 February 2014

India's Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union, a member of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation that owns the popular Amul brand, is to set up two more dairy plants.


INDIA: Lotte to build another Choco Pie plant 20 February 2014

Lotte Confectionery is to set up a new plant in India to manufacture Choco Pie chocolate covered cream-filled biscuits, the South Korean company's most popular snack brand in the country.


Banaskantha said demand for milk in and around New Delhi would jumpINDIA: Member of dairy co-op GCMMF plans plant 19 February 2014

India's Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union, a member of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, which owns the popular Amul brand, is setting up a processing unit near New Delhi.


Coca-Cola will launch a new dairy drink across IndiaINDIA: Coca-Cola enters dairy sector with new drink 17 February 2014

Coca-Cola Co. is entering India's dairy sector with a milkshake extension of its popular Maaza Mango juice brand.


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