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India’s milk production in ’16-17 increased by 20.13% vis-a-vis ’13-14
Friday, 19 January, 2018, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, New Delhi
In 2016-17, the milk production in India showed 20.13 per cent growth vis-a-vis 2013-14. Further, it was estimated that the production increased by 6.4 per cent in 2016-17 over 2015-16.

The growth rate was 6.3 per cent in 2014-15; 6.3 per cent in 2015-16 and 6.4 per cent in 2016-17. Thus, a concurrent high growth was rate maintained over the past three years.

Aligning with this progressive picture, in the current year (2017-18) also, the dairy sector has gradually picked up momentum towards the projected target of the National Action Plan for Dairy Development.

As regards to seasonal estimation, the total milk production has increased from 51.33 million tonne in the summer of 2016-17 to 53.77 million tonne in the summer of 2017-18, registering a growth of 4.7 per cent.

The same was comparatively higher than the growth rate between the summer of 2015-16 and that of 2016-17 (3.9 per cent). Thus, even during the summer of 2017-18, the growth rate is higher and sustained.

The five highest milk-producing states in the summer of 2017-18 are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

Egg production
The total egg production in the country in 2016-17 was reported to be 88.1 billion, showing a growth rate of 12.3 per cent over 2013-14.

Further, it was estimated that the production increased by 6.3 per cent in 2016-17 over 2015-16. The growth rate was five per cent in 2014-15; 5.7 per cent in 2015-16 and 6.3 per cent in 2016-17.

Thus, there had been a consistent improvement in the growth rate of egg production during the past three years.

As regards to the seasonal estimation, the total egg production increased from 26.03 billion in the summer of 2016-17 to 27.95 billion in the summer of 2017-18, registering a growth of 7.4 per cent.

The same was comparatively higher than the growth rate between the summer of 2015-16 and that of 2016-17 (5.5 per cent).

Thus, even during the summer of 2017-18, the growth rate is higher and sustained. The production of eggs has largely been contributed by commercial poultry farms with nearly 80.83 per cent, while the remaining production is from household/backyard poultry.

The five highest egg-producing states in the summer of 2017-18 were Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Haryana.
 
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