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UPSC 2017-18: PIB Summary and Analysis Nov 26

National Milk Day Celebrations

  • National Milk Day is celebrated in India on the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the Father of White Revolution.
  • India is the ‘Oyster’ of the global dairy industry with opportunities galore for the entrepreneurs globally. 
  • Since last 15 years, India continues to be the largest producer of milk in the world
  • The National Action Plan Vision-2022 is being prepared to fill the gaps in the infrastructure required to handle the increased coverage and milk production not only to meet the demand of milk and milk products but also to fulfill the objective of doubling the farmers’ income.


  • Milk production increased by 18.81% in 2016-17 when compared to 2013-14. Similarly, the per capita availability of milk increased from 307 gram in 2013-14 to 351 gram in 2016-17. 
  • Annual growth rate of Milk Production during the period 2011-14 was 4%, which has increased to 6% during 2014-17.
  • The annual growth rate of world milk production has increased by 2% during 2014-17.
  • About 70 million rural households are engaged in dairying in India with 80% of total cow population. The strength of women in Dairy has reached to the 70% of the total workforce (about 44 lakh) of which 3,60,000 women are in leadership roles in village dairy cooperatives and 380 women on the boards of Union and State Federations.


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