‘Per capita milk production may go up to 500g from 337g soon’
Hailing the efforts of government, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said that hard work extended by people engaged in diary sector and unabated efforts of the Centre, has achieved 4.2 per cent average growth in milk production.
“It’s a big achievement for the nation as the average milk production of the country has left behind the world average of 2.2 per cent. During 2015-16 the growth in milk production in India has been 6.7 per cent and in the given circumstances, the existing level of 337 gram per capita milk production is likely to go up by 500 gram daily by the year 2021-22,” Singh said.
“It’s the efforts of small milk producers, who have made it possible to make India at first in milk production in the world for last 15 years. The demand of milk and milk-made products is increasing, which is likely to go up by 24 crore tonnes by the year 2025,” he said.
Singh further added that an enhancement of more than 6 per cent in milk production sector is necessary for a true development meant for this sector. “In order to achieve this object, improved technologies, capacity building, marketing, scientific livestock management, knowhow related to milk production and better arrangement of loans is necessary to operate a dairy systematically,” he said.