This book titled “Advanced Technologies for Milk and Milk Products” is being published by an author who has practically witnessed the dramatic developmental changes in Indian Dairy Industry in recent times. The growth of Indian Dairy Industry is very impressive since seventies. Co-operative structure where farmers own the milk business strengthened all across the country. Today, milk is the topmost agricultural crop in India, the value being more than paddy and wheat put together. Liberalized economy lead to growth of private sectorin dairy industry too and grown significantly. India has successfully adopted advanced technologies like UHT and Aseptic Technology, Membrane Processing and Fermentation Technologies. The author with his vast industry expertise in the said technologies has outlined in detail. Author has also covered the subject of Whey Products. Author has rightfully included information onRegulatory aspects besides Quality Management Systems. Other important information provided in this book is narration about chemical andbacteriologicaltest procedures forready application. I am sure the publication would fill the gap by providing insights into relevant technologies for utilization by the dairyman across the country.
Dr. Srihari Rao Koneru is a Post-Graduate in Dairy Technology. He was a direct student of late Prof. James N. Warner, Doyen of Dairy Education in India. Dr. Rao has five decades of expertise in dairy industry in various capacities. Served AP Dairy Industry in different Disciplines, Farmer’s Organization & Milk Procurement, Production and Quality Control besides management. Designed, organized, successfully managed Aseptic Packaging Station including launching of UHT Cream for the first time in India. Served as General Manager and Chief Executive at Vijayawada Dairy Complex. Dr. Rao represented organizations as member of BIS sectional committee. Active participant in technical seminars/workshops at Regional/National level. Published several Technical Articles in National & International Journals