ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Death of Small-Farmer Dairies amidst India's Dairy Boom

Amul has begun to do to the informal dairy sector what the European Union threatened to do to the Indian dairy sector: dump milk and milk products, capture the market and then drive down procurement prices as well. India's dairy sector increasingly shows signs of corporatisation with foreign fi rms and venture funds investing in cooperatives and then building chains with forward and backward linkages. The cooperative spirit that drove dairy development in India until the mid-1990s is fast disappearing.

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