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Government draws up a plan to create a 'milk grid'

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  1. Ryuzaki

    Ryuzaki SENIOR MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI: India has drawn up a plan to create a 'white grid' or a milk grid in South Asia that will seek to replicate the success of the 'white revolution' launched in the 1970s, two government officials familiar with the development told ET.

    The proposed regional milk grid will benefit dairy farmers in the region by linking milk surplus countries with the deficit ones, they said. New Delhi will also push for tariff reduction to less than 5% under the South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement to facilitate the grid.

    "Many of our neighbours are importing a lot of milk powder. We are suggesting that just like the energy grid, let there be a milk grid to facilitate liquid milk trade between these countries so that the dairy farmers of these countries benefit instead of the countries outside the region, sending milk powder," said a commerce department official.

    The move is expected to benefit South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, which import milk from outside the region to meet their demand. SAARC includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. India's exports to SAARC nations registered 17.09% growth in 2014-15 at $20.4 billion. A government official said India discussed the white grid idea with Bangladesh at bilateral level talks afew months ..

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    Government draws up a plan to create a 'milk grid'; will push to seek tariff cut to less than 5% - The Economic Times
     
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    Fantastic :tup: .................. much better than the "pink" revolution of the UPA. :sick: