Milk Production and per capita Availabilty of Milk in the County

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The total quantum of milk produced in the county during 2015-16 is 155.5 million tonnes and the per-capita availability of milk is 337 grams per day. The State/UTs- wise per capita availability of milk during 2015-16 is given below.

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) is implementing the following Dairy Development Schemes to increase the production of milk:

(i)        National Dairy Plan (Phase-I): The Government of India has approved National Dairy Plan Phase- I (NDP-I) with an outlay of Rs. 2,242 Crore for  implementation during 2011-12 to 2018-19 as a Central Sector Scheme in 18 major milk producing states.

(ii)      National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD) under the Central Sector Scheme “National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development”.

(iii)       Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme: “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS)” is implemented through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) across the country.

The Government does not have any special scheme for setting up of high-tech dairies to boost milk production. However, the Department is implementing “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme” (DEDS) from 1.09.2010 through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in which back ended capital subsidy (25% of the project cost for General Category and 33.33% for SC & ST beneficiaries) is provided under bankable projects through eligible financial institutions, subject to the norms of the scheme for establishment of small dairy unit from 2 to 10 crossbred cows or indigenous cows/ buffaloes.

The mechanism for ensuring availability of quality milk in the country is governed under Food Safety & Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 which is implemented by the Food  Safety & Standards Authority of  India  through  the  State/Union  Territories’  Food  Safety  Commissioners.

State-wise Per Capita  Availability of Milk During  2015-16
Sl. No. States/UTs per capita availability
1 Andhra Pradesh# 475
2 Arunachal Pradesh 105
3 Assam 70
4 Bihar 219
5 Chhattisgarh 133
6 Goa 74
7 Gujarat 545
8 Haryana 877
9 Himachal Pradesh 505
10 Jammu & Kashmir 395
11 Jharkhand 152
12 Karnataka 282
13 Kerala 200
14 Madhya Pradesh 428
15 Maharashtra 239
16 Manipur 76
17 Meghalaya 83
18 Mizoram 57
19 Nagaland 89
20 Odisha 124
21 Punjab 1032
22 Rajasthan 704
23 Sikkim 282
24 Tamil Nadu 283
25 Tripura 109
26 Uttar Pradesh 335
27 Uttarakhand 434
28 West Bengal 145
29 A&N Islands 87
30 Chandigarh 93
31 Dadra & N. Haveli 72
32 Daman & Diu 10
33 Delhi 36
34 Lakshadweep 113
35 Puducherry 108
All India 337
#Included Telangana

Note: Per capita availability is calculated  based on State estimates of production and projected population as on 1st March, based on Census of India 2001 of RGI


This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat in Lok Sabha today.