Raw, pasteurised camel milk sales soar up to 111%
Jaipur: The sale of raw and pasteurised camel milk has shot up by over 79 per cent and 111 per cent, respectively, since 2013-14 due to its rising demand across the country, officials said. According to data from National Research Centre on Camel (NRCC), Bikaner, the sale of raw camel milk, which was 5,088 litres in the year 2013-14 recorded 79.32 percent rise in 2017-18 with sale of 9,124 litres.
A similar trend was witnessed in sale of pasteurised milk, which witnessed 111.44 per cent rise during the period. 2,145 litres of pasteurised camel milk was sold in 2017-18 as against 1,145 litres in 2013-14, the data revealed. Pasteurised and raw camel milk are mostly consumed for their health benefits. Various scientific studies have proven the benefits of camel milk in diseases like diabetes, autism and arthritis due to its rich protein, vitamin and anti-oxidant properties.