Review Article | Animal Nutrition

Post-COVID-19 Trends in Indian Dairy Industry: Current Challenges, Recoveries and Future Strategies

Ankur Aggarwal, Tarun Verma, Dinesh Chandra Rai, and Rohit Sharma

Department of Dairy Science and Food Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July 2022 : 99 (7) - pages 7 to 15
(Received: , Accepted: )


The COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown have had a negative impact on agriculture and other allied activity i.e. food, livestock, dairy etc. The most important and essential aspect of a unsustainable turn of events due to COVID-19 is dairy sector. When it comes to supplying products to clients, dairy suppliers are facing a difficult situation. These disruptions have a sudden impact on the dairy supply chain system and the process can collapse if necessary and immediate actions are not taken. The pandemic and its associated lockdown have not only made it difficult for a large number of poor and marginal dairy farmers but have also had an impact on the livestock feed industry, dairy industry, and related supply value chains of the dairy sector. This review article features different elements of the effects, specifically decreased popularity of various products, wastage of products, supply market chains, work absenteeism due to shortage of labor, and recovery strategy taken by the authorities to recover livestock and dairy sector. This review article provides a comprehensive view of the overall situation, a methodical report gathering critical data across the country and the impact on every sub-area of the dairy sector and associated value supply chains.

Key Words: COVID-19, Pandemic, Dairy sector, Supply Chain

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