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India is World’s Top Milk Producer: Agri Min

Sabarkantha: The Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that India is number one in milk production in the world. In the year 2015-16, the growth rate of milk production has been 6.28 per cent due to which total production has reached 156 million tonnes.

Radha Mohan was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of polytechnic at Kamdhenu University in Sabarkantha in Gujarat.

Today, per person milk availability in India is 337 gram on an average, while on the world level it is 229 gram. It is worth mentioning that in comparison to the years 2011-14, the growth in milk production during the years 2014-17 has been 16.9 per cent.

Radha Mohan also said that Government is committed to double farmers’ income by 2022.

India is world’s highest livestock owner at about 512.05 million out of which 199.1 million are bovines, 105.3 million buffaloes, 71.6 million sheep and 140.5 million goats, added the Minister.