Support for Increasing Milk Production
New Delhi: Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying is implementing World Bank assisted National Dairy Plan – I in 18 States including Uttar Pradesh to support milk cooperatives and milk producer companies along with breeding improvement initiative. Besides this, this Department is implementing following Dairy Development Schemes for increase milk production across the country including Uttar Pradesh:
(i) Rashtriya Gokul Mission with the aim to develop and conserve indigenous breeds and enhancing their production and productivity-Central assistance.
(ii) Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme is being implemented with the objective of generation of self-employment opportunities in the dairy sector, covering activities such as enhancement of milk production, procurement, preservation, transportation, processing and marketing of milk-Central assistance.
(iii) National Programme for Dairy Development is being implemented with objective to create infrastructure for milk procurement, processing and marketing-Central assistance.
The milk production during 2017-18 was 176.35 million tonnes. The milk production at national level is by and large sufficient to meet the domestic demand of milk and milk products. The schemes for this are mentioned above.
This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Sanjeev Balyan in Lok Sabha yesterday.