Abstract: The Indian dairy business has witnessed major changes. The country's transformation from a milk shortage state in the 1950s to the world's largest milk producer is remarkable. With a compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.7 percent, milk production has increased significantly and contributes 22% to the world's milk production. The dairy industry continues to be one of the most important sources of income for 80 million rural people. India has been the world's largest producer of milk since the White Revolution in the 1970s, with annual production of 198.4 million MT (2019-20). Digitalisation will have a profound impact on the ‘Milk Production’ segment in the value chain. In India, dairy farming is unorganized, so technology penetration is relatively less; however, in the last five years, a few start-ups have mushroomed in this space. These firms aim to increase farmer productivity and reduce wastage. Supply chain of the Indian dairy industry is quite complex owing to its dependency on various factors such as ambient temperature, availability of cold chains and shorter shelf life. The fragmented Indian dairy industry further adds to the complexity. Digitalisation solutions such as the IoT and advanced analytics can help by sharing real-time data with different stakeholders, and detecting any deviations in the quality and quantity of milk during phases of transportation in the value chain. Thus, digitalization of the dairy sector could help the farmers and the industrialists for efficient management at each stage of processing

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.11142

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