Milk production to touch 330MMT by 2034, says Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah Ahmedabad News

Gandhinagar: India will contribute 33% of the world’s total milk production By 2033-34, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday.
Shah was speaking on the concluding day of the 49th Dairy Industry Conclave organized by the Indian Dairy Association (IDA) on the theme ‘India Dairy to the World: Opportunities and Challenges’.
Shah said that India should not just claim to be the world’s largest milk producer, but also aim to become the largest dairy exporter.
He said India’s dairy sector has grown by 6.6% annually in the last decade. “We the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Together with us and the Animal Husbandry Department, we will work to establish rural dairy in two lakh panchayats of the country. As a result, the growth rate will increase from 6.6% to 13.80% and we will see a peak in the dairy sector,” he said.
He asserted that after the establishment of new village-level dairy societies, India’s share in global milk production would reach 33%. “Our dairy exports will be at least five times higher than the current level,” he said, adding that India’s milk production would reach 330 million metric tonnes per year by 2033-34.
Shah said that India’s milk processing capacity is about 126 million liters per day, which is the highest in the world. “About 22% of milk production goes into processing. Whatever milk is processed and exported will help increase farmers’ income,” he said, adding that he would export dairy products like milk powder, butter and ghee. I see immense potential. ,
Shah appreciated the contribution of cooperative dairy in empowering women and rural economy. “From 1970 to 2022, India’s population has increased fourfold and our milk production has increased tenfold. This is thanks to Operation Flood, White Revolution and contribution by our dairy sector,” he said.
“The contribution of the dairy sector is more than Rs 10 lakh crore. In fact, nine crore families (45 crore people) are directly linked to dairy,” he said.
IDA President RS Sodhi requested the Union Minister to consider giving due importance to the dairy sector in the budget allocation. “The dairy sector contributes about 30% to the agricultural economy. While the budgetary allocation for dairy is only two%,” he said.


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