Milk production in India rises six per cent in 2013-14

milk-Zsuzsanna Kilian sxc.huIndian milk production has increased by six per cent to about 140mn tonnes in fiscal year 2013-14 

Milk production stood at 132.4mn tonnes 2012-13, as per National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) data.

Among the states, Uttar Pradesh continued to remain the leading milk producer, followed by Rajasthan and Gujarat, an NDDB official said.

The per capita demand was maximum in Punjab followed by Haryana in 2013-14, the official added.

According to A K Srivastava, director of National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), in last few years, there has been continuous increase in milk production in the country as demand for dairy products has risen substantially.

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