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FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK

"Dear IDEA Fellow Members

I am delighted to inform that with your active participation , after successful 7th Convention at Triputi , we are going to have our 8th Indian Dairy Engineers Convention and a National Seminar on Mechanized Production of Indian Milk Products at Hotel Hilton Mumbai on 2-3rd September 2013. I request all my fellow members to join us on the occasion and let us make it a memorable Event.

On the occasion I do remember Father of White Revolution in India Dr V. Kurien who himself was an Engineer of excellent vision due to which with his Operation Flood Programs , India not only became number one Milk producing country in World but we have surplus milk for conversion into Indian Milk Products with high value addition and for better realization. There is vast potential of growth in Indian and exotic Milk products in National as well as in International market. Subject matter of conference is highly time specific and very useful. I also congratulate Organizing committee who have put in lot of efforts in selecting speakers for the seminar."

S.C.Aggarwal,
President, IDEA
Technical Advisor
Milkfed Punjab
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Head, Dairy Engineering Division,
N.D.R.I., Karnal – 132001.
 

 

FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK

Dear Members

I am writing after a long gap. Number of events occurred during this period caused this delay. You may be aware that I retired on my superannuation from NDRI on 31st January this year. In the absence of attached office for the office bearer, the communication becomes first casualty.

I have rejoined NDRI as Emeritus Scientist from 1st June. This has given some support to communicate with you again. In-between we did have an executive meeting at Karnal to consider revitalizing our association. It was reiterated that we should strive hard to hold our VI convention at Dairy Science College Tirupati. Dr A K Dodeja now Head Division of Dairy Engineering Karnal was requested to take lead in finalizing details of the convention.

Our Executive member Dr A K Agarwal Head Dairy engineering DSC Raipur has offered to initiate News Letter of our association. I took liberty in suggesting him to go ahead with Quarterly publication. All members may supply relevant material for the News Letter to Dr Agarwal

Our membership is increasing but slowly. We are now in a strong group of Dairy Engineers with over 110 members from all over country. Let each one of us try to enrol more active members. Please keep posting me with ideas that may be adopted for betterment of our association

 

S.P. Agrawala
President, IDEA & Head, DE Division

 

Head, Dairy Engineering Division,
N.D.R.I., Karnal – 132001.

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Dated: 24th October, 2008

FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK

Dear Members, 

      On 19th October, 2008 an executive committee meeting was held at Chandigarh and many important issues pertaining to association have been finalized. I am sure you will be interested too know these developments. 

  1. Our 6th convention which was held at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur was a very successful event. We could earn substantial revenue as well as professional gains. Our members have realized the importance of developing small scale processing equipments. From this convention we have seen a direction in the repositioning our research targets. I hope very soon tangible results will be seen.
  1. The members have deliberated on the possible theme for our 6th convention, being planned at Dairy Science College, Agricultural University, Tirupati. Dr. Ravi Kumar, the Dean of college has agreed to become organizing secretary of VIth convention The theme of  convention “Engineering interventions in packaging of milk & milk products, enhanced quality and cost economy’’.  We have authorized Dr. Ravi Kumar to plan two days convention. The members are requested to convey the valuable suggestions, if any.
  1. Dr. S.S. Rizvi, Professor, Food Engineering, Cornell University, US is visiting India in December, 08.  The members were keen to utilize his visit in revamping under graduate dairy engineering education, by way of organizing a workshop.  We shall publish the details soon.
  1. Looking to the contribution made by Prof. I.K. Sawhney, officiating HOD, DE Division, NDRI, Karnal and Mr. R.P. Singh, Managing Director, Food & Bio-Tech., Faridabad, members unanimously  proposed nomination of these executive members to the position of Vice-President.
  1. It was felt that the members after retirement do not participate in the activities of the association. In order to have their participation members have decided to waive-off registration fee of the convention.

    You will be glad to know that the membership of the association is steadily rising. We have now over 100 life members, which includes most of the eminent dairy engineers of the country. In order to make the association more by vibrant more active members should be included in our fraternity. It is requested that more members enrolled and get   their valuable suggestion for improvement.                                          

 

S.P. Agrawala
President, IDEA & Head, DE Division

 

Head, Dairy Engineering Division,
N.D.R.I., Karnal – 132001.

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Dated: 22nd July, 2008

FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK

We have just updated the page of Vth convention of our association, held at college of Dairy Technology IGKV, Raipur. The Dr A K Agarwal, the convener has beautifully summarized the whole event. The report prepared for NAVARD is placed on the web page for the benefit of our members. The report has also highlighted the salient recommendations emerged out of the two days deliberations. We are working to address some of the issues pertaining to low productivity zones. Our worthy member, Mr. Dev Gupta, consultant with BAAF Engg. Pvt. Ltd. has agreed to prepare project reports for 200, 500 and 1000 litres per day, mini dairy plants.

Our next convention is being planned for College of Dairy Technology at Tirupati sometime in February, 2009. We are working on details of the theme and sub-topics to make the seminar more effective.

It is also heartening to know that our membership has increased to over 105 life members. You can glance the list of members with their brief address. I have been repeatedly suggesting all the members to keep me posted with various events pertaining to our profession. Members are also requested to kindly spread the message to other Dairy Engineers who are keen to join us.

 

S.P. Agrawala
President, IDEA & Head, DE Division

 

Head, Dairy Engineering Division,
N.D.R.I., Karnal – 132001.

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Dated: 17th April, 2008

FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK

Last time I had narrated the successful completion of our 5th convention held at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur. We have updated our website with brief glimpses in the form of photographs. Our association is getting matured and we are in a position to tackle issues bothering the members in general. The basic purpose of forming this association was to address the professional needs and discuss with a wider group and recommend the consensus for its implementation. Since the formation of this association, we have enrolled about 100 life members. Most of the eminent dairy engineers of the country now feel the importance of such a forum.

The last convention has virtually repositioned our R & D strategies to address to the need of very small scale, milk producers and processors. This group forms the greater force in handling milk more than the organized sector. It is, therefore, pertinent to address their needs. A very strong recommendation which came out after the deliberation to prepare the feasibility report of milk processing center for 200,500 and 1000 litres of milk per day processing. Due to scattered milk production and consumption centers, the existing model where milk is collected, chilled and transported to large dairy plants for processing will not be a successful one. Our members have volunteered to bring out these reports for the benefits of entrepreneurs from low productivity regions.

The success of the association primarily depends on the participation of its members. I urge you to kindly view our site as frequently as you can and offers suggestions for the improvement. You may also post issues for discussions and deliberations The next convention is likely to be held at NDRI, Karnal. We are working in the possible theme and sub-titles for fruitful outcome. Your input will be acclaimed.

 

S.P. Agrawala
President, IDEA & Head, DE Division

 

Head, Dairy Engineering Division,
N.D.R.I., Karnal – 132001.

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FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK   

Dear Members,        

We have just concluded our 5th Convention of Indian Dairy Engineers Association (IDEA-2008) on theme “Dairy Engineering for the cause of rural India” held at IGKVV Raipur from 28-29th January. This seminar was attended by over 100 delegates from all over India. The details of topics were highlighted in my last message.

During the Convention, there were very strong views of the members to re-orient the concern for 22% of un-organized group processing milk into various milk products, who has capability of processing milk between 500 to 2000 litres per day. Our dairy processing industry has done well to harness 15% of milk produced through western model of milk collection, preservation, processing and distribution. Anand type model has also proven to be a successful approach for co-operatives, but not much is done for un-organized sector. The Chhatisgarh State and adjoining areas have very small level of milk production and processing. People normally do not drink milk it was felt that this forum should provide low cost technology to the small producers without confronting the organized sector. After the deliberations, to begin with, only one product i.e. Khoa and Khoa based products were considered an approach, as it is widely consumed milk product. However, very little is done to develop appropriate equipments suited to those areas. This association has taken a responsibility to get the feasibility report prepared and assess the existing status equipments/technology in the country and recommend the development of equipments wherever the appropriate size is not available. The problem of this area is challenging as right from low productivity of animals, lower skills of workers and poor infrastructure. Nevertheless khoa and khoa based sweets are consumed in large volume. Hence, the solution is needed to improve quality of milk products through innovative equipment designs so that the value addition could be done and the producers may get their higher returns.

During the occasion, two stalwarts namely Dr.T.P.Ojha, Ex-DDG (Engg.) and Dr R L Choudhary, Founder, Dean of College of Dairy Technology, Raipur were honored Life time achievement award. You will be gland to know that the success of convention could be gauged from the fact that we have received invitation for our 6th and 7th Convention for Dairy Science College, Patna and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur respectively.

 

(S.P.Agrawala)
PRESIDENT
Head, Dairy Engineering Division,
N.D.R.I., Karnal – 132001.

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FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK           

Preparations for the conduct of 5th convention of Indian Dairy Engineers Association is at peak. Dr.A.K.Agarwal, Convener is making all efforts to make this event a memorable one. It is time for all the members to prepare plans to attend this convention. I am told that they have planned to honour Dr.T.P.Ojha, founder professor of dairy engineering programme at IIT, Kharagpur. Now days he resides at Bhopal. Similarly, Prof. H. Das, professor emeritus, IIT, Kharagpur will be honored for his contributions for the growth of academicians in the field of dairy and food engineering and also contributed in developing a No. of equipments to make a dent in the profession of dairy engineering. Recently, Prof. Das has released a book on ‘Food Processing Operations Analysis’ which is a highly commendable book with computerized solutions (MATLAB) and meets the current trend of higher education.

Recently, an international conference on traditional dairy foods (ICTDF) is concluded at NDRI, Karnal. You will be happy to know that in one of the penal discussions, the leading alumni have made recommendations similar to the views expressed in our 4th convention held at Dairy Science College, Anand in April, 2007. Every dairy professional has started realizing that to impart one year training apart from practical conducted along with theory to B.Tech. Students at the cost of theory should immediately be stopped. They have suggested a training of not more than six months and that too at varied locations as per the aptitude of the students for better employability. Once a semester is made available, six new courses may be added after seeking opinion of senior alumini, dairy professionals, stakeholders, faculty members and the students. However, in general the views were to add the courses related to food processing and engineering. I am glad that other associations and societies are speeding up our efforts made at Anand.

Life membership of our association is growing day by day. Now, we have around 90 life-members apart from ordinary members. Please explore all possibilities to enroll more and more members to make the voice of dairy engineers heard by other professionals and the dairy engineers get their due share and respectability.

NDRI, Karnal
Nov. 19th, 2007

(S.P.Agrawala)
PRESIDENT

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FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK           

Dear Friends
By now you must be aware that  SMC College of Dairy science Anand, Anand  Agriculture  University  in collaboration of Indian Dairy Engineering Association are  organizing 10th National convention and National Seminar during  29-30th Sept. 2016 at Anand.
Dairying  in India has grown at incredible pace with India emerging as the largest producer of milk in the world . The per capita availability of Milk is now at very satisfactory levels which is largely due to Operation Flood Program conceived and successfully implemented by Father of Dairying of India, Dr V. Kurien , Ex. Chairman NDDB Anand.  Restrictions on manufacture of dairy products imposed by the Govt. have become things of past.  Now we do have surplus milk which can be converted into value added products. Having said so , our role of Dairy Technocrats  and Engineers become  more  responsive to match our skills and knowledge to meet requirements  of World standards of hygiene  and manufacturing .
Dairy engineers have also to take care of Energy Conservation and to implement green technologies wherever possible keeping in mind cost reductions  so that  Dairy can match the International prices of milk commodities.
I invite all of you to be part of this gala  event and grace the occassion
S. C. AGGARWAL
PRESIDENT
Indian Dairy Engineering Association

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FROM PRESIDENT’S DESK

Dear Fellow IDEA Members,

I am delighted to inform that with your active participation , after successful 7th Convention at Triputi , we are going to have our 8th Indian Dairy Engineers Convention and a National Seminar on Mechanized Production of Indian ....

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OBJECTS

The objects for the Association is formed are:

1. To organize into an Association all persons engaged in Engineering Profession connected with the Dairy Industry and having an Engineering qualifications as prescribed in Section 3 from any recognized institution...

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