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India ranks first, contributes 24% of global milk production: Govt to LS

  • IBEF
  • February 8, 2023

Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Mr. Parshottam Rupala said that according to Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021-22, India was the largest milk producer in the world, contributing 24% in the global milk production. Additionally, India has registered an increase of 221.1 million tonnes i.e., a 51% rise, from 2014-15 to 2021-22, with a further increase of 22 crore tonnes in 2021-22. In 2021–2022, the value of milk production was over US$ 112.73 billion (Rs. 9.32 lakh crore), surpassing both the value of paddy and wheat taken together and agricultural output. From 78.48 billion in 2014–15 to 129.53 billion in 2021–22, the nation’s egg production rose by 8% every year.

The National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD) was launched in 2014 and aims to enhance the quality of milk and its products, rising the share of organised procurement, processing, value addition, and marketing. It was formed by merging 3 existing schemes- Intensive Dairy Development Programme, Strengthening Infrastructure for Quality and Clean Milk Production, and Assistance to Cooperatives.  

Moreover, the department had been implementing many more schemes like the Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM), National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD), Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF), Supporting Dairy Cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organizations engaged in dairy activities (SDCFPO), National Livestock Mission (NLM), Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF), Livestock Health and Disease Control Programme (LH and DCP) (wherein erstwhile Livestock Health and Disease Control Scheme and National Animal Disease Control Programme were merged with effect from 2021-22) and Livestock Census and Integrated Sample Survey (LC and ISS).

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