Indian has achieved incredible feat in milk production. India has ranked first in Global milk production, said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, citing data from the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Department of Fisheries, on Saturday.
According to the same data, India contributes 23 per cent of global milk production
Milk production has increased significantly from 17 million tonnes (MT) in 1950-51 to 209.96 MT in 2020-21
Besides, the per capita availability of milk has also grown manyfold, as per the data.
“Per capita availability of milk is 427 g/day in 2020-2021, up from 130 g/day in 1950-51,” said statistics shared by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Also, production of other major livestock products and fish saw a huge jump during the period under comparison
Against production of 1832 million eggs in 1950-51 period, it jumped to 114383 million in 2019-20.
Likewise, from 752 thousand tonnes of fish in 1950-51, the country’s fish production jumped to 14070 thousand tonnes in 2019-20.