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India Aiming To Achieve One-Third Of The Global Milk Production By 2030: Official

By PTI March 02, 2024

The installed capacity of West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Society (WAMUL), which operates the popular brand Purabi, is also being increased with the opening of a new plant

India Aiming To Achieve One-Third Of The Global Milk Production By 2030: Official
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The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is working to increase productivity so that India can account for one-third of global milk production by 2030, its chairman, Meenesh Shah, said.

He said breeding, nutrition, and the health of animals are the main focus areas for achieving the target.

"Currently, India accounts for 24 percent, or one-fourth, of total world milk production. This contributes to 4-5 percent of our GDP. Our plan is to increase the share globally to 30 percent, or one-third, of world milk production by 2030," he said.

Increasing the productivity of animals is crucial to achieving it, Shah said, pointing out that though India is the largest producer of milk, animal productivity is lower than in developed countries.

"The Government of India and NDDB are working together on their mission to increase productivity. Breeding, nutrition, and the health of animals are the crucial areas in this regard," he added.

"Our milk production has been growing at 6 percent per annum forthe last five-six years, while the global growth rate is 2 percent. We have to maintain it," Shah said.

In Assam, the NDDB has formed a joint venture company with the state government to work for the holistic development of the dairy sector, he said.

"In the next seven years, the plan is to increase procurement of milk and bring more farmers under the cooperative movement," he said.

The installed capacity of West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Society (WAMUL), which operates the popular brand Purabi, is also being increased with the opening of a new plant, Shah, who is also the chairman of WAMUL, said.

The NDDB is also working on using more solar and renewable energy sources, he said.

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