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India milk production up by 4.38% during 2016-17

21 Feb 2017

The total milk production has increased from 52.21 Million Tonnes during 2015-16 (Rainy) to 54.50 Million Tonnes during 2016-17 (Rainy) registering a growth 4.38%.

NEW DELHI: The total milk production has increased from 52.21 Million Tonnes during 2015-16 (Rainy) to 54.50 Million Tonnes during 2016-17 (Rainy) registering a growth 4.38%.

As against the targeted production of 163.74 Million Tonnes during 2016-17, the total estimated production in two seasons, summer and rainy, is 105.42 Million Tonnes showing an achievement of 64.38%.

Further, as compared to previous year’s (2015-16) rainy estimates, the average milk yield per day has marginally improved for indigenous category of cows and buffaloes.

The average yield rates of exotic and crossbred cows are estimated to be as 10.85Kgs and 7.40Kgs per animal per day respectively and the average yield rates of indigenous and non-descript cows are estimated to be as 3.56 Kgs and 2.29 Kgs per animals per day.

The average yield rates of indigenous and non-descript buffaloes are estimated to be as 5.86Kgs and 4.04Kgs per animals per day respectively.

The first five highest milk producing States are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh during the Rainy Season. 

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