Agriculture Minister said, there is a great need for adopting advance systems and strengthening the existing ones to meet the future challenges in milk production.
The National Action Plan Vision-2022 is being prepared to meet the demand for milk and milk products and also to fulfil the objective of doubling farmers’ incomes.
India continues to be the largest producer of milk in the world for the last 15 years. Milk production has increased from 137.7 million tonnes in 2013-14 to 164 million tonnes in 2016-17.
In this period production increased by nearly 19 percent, along with the increase in per capita availability of milk.
This phenomenal increase is contributed to the several measures initiated by the Center to increase the productivity of livestock.
A new scheme “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been initiated for the first time in the country.
Two “National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres” one each in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are being set up for the conservation of indigenous breeds.
About 70 million rural households are engaged in dairying in India. The share of women in dairy has reached to 70 percent of the total workforce.