New Delhi: The Central Government has informed the Parliament that milk production in India has increased by 51% in the last 8 years.
In this regard, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Milk Production Department Parshotham Rupala has given a written reply in the Lok Sabha. It is stated that: India is the first country in the world milk production. India produces 24 percent of the world’s milk production.
The country’s milk production has increased by 51 percent in the last 8 years since Narendra Modi-led government assumed office. India’s milk production has increased to 221.1 million tonnes in 2021-22 from 146.31 million tonnes in the last financial year 2014-15. In 2021-22 alone, milk production has increased by 22 crore tonnes. The average annual growth in the last 8 years has been 6.38 percent.
As milk production has increased, so has its business. The value of milk sold last year 2021-22 was Rs. 9.32 lakh crore. This is more than the value of both rice and wheat produced and sold in India.
The central government is implementing various schemes to increase milk production, increase the income of the farmers involved in it and help them economically. Rashtriya Gokul Mission, National Scheme for Increase in Milk Production, Structural Development Fund for Development of Milk and Milk Products, Scheme to Assist Milk Producers and Co-operative Societies, National Cattle Movement, Infrastructure Development Fund for Cattle, Disease Prevention Scheme for Cattle, Cattle Census have been well implemented. Due to the influx, milk production in the country has increased. Similarly, egg production has also increased. Egg production increased from 78.48 billion in 2014-15 to 129.53 billion in 2021-22. This is stated in it.