Focusing on speedy increase in milk production seems to be an important schedule for the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Radha Mohan Singh, Agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister has said that the significant aim was set to increase the milk production to 250 million tons by 2022. He also emphasized that for this program, many initiatives are already rolling and 28 percent growth been observed in the past four years.
“The country produced 135 million tons of milk in 2014-15, while it was at a record level of 176 million tons in 2017-18. There was a 6.5 per cent annual growth in the dairy sector since 2014, and we hope that the target of 250 million tons of milk production is achievable,” Radha Singh said while addressing the celebration of National Milk Day in New Delhi.
He added that India is low in regard to value addition to milk that stands at 20 percent, the government had sanctioned a fund for the same. The dairy processing and an infrastructure fund is to be a dedicated programme for increasing the value addition for milk and Rs. 11,000 crore has been allotted for it.