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India must increase milk production by 7.8 mt: NDDB

Virendra Pandit Anand | Updated on November 25, 2017 Published on August 26, 2014

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The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has said India must increase the average incremental milk production from 4 million tons (mt) in the last 10 years to 7.8 mt in the next 8 years to meet the growing demand.

India’s estimated demand for milk is expected to be about 155 mt by 2016-17 and 200 mt in 2021-22, said NDDB Chairman T Nanda Kumar at a two-day seminar-cum-workshop on “Convergence of Productivity Enhancement Activities to Meet Future Demand of Milk & Milk Products” that concluded here on Tuesday.

He said the ongoing National Dairy Plan (NDP) is a scientifically planned multi-state initiative to increase productivity of milch animals and thereby increase milk production to meet the rapidly growing demand. The first phase of NDP is focussing on 14 major milk producing states, which account for more than 90 per cent of the country’s milk production, over 87 per cent of the breedable cattle and buffalo population and; 98 per cent of the country’s fodder resources. Benefits of NDP I will, however, be across the country.

Published on August 26, 2014
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