At more than eight and a half lakh crore rupees, the dairy sector is more than the combined value of wheat and rice production: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

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“India’s dairy sector is characterized by ‘production by masses’ more than ‘mass production’”

“Dairy Cooperative in India is unique in the whole world and can be a good business model for poor countries”

“Dairy cooperatives collect milk twice a day from about two crore farmers in more than two lakh villages in the country and deliver it to the customers”

“More than 70 per cent of the money that is received from the customers goes directly to the farmer”

“Women are the real leaders of India’s dairy sector”

“At more than eight and a half lakh crore rupees, the dairy sector is more than the combined value of wheat and rice production”

 “India produced 146 million tonnes of milk in 2014. It has now increased to 210 million tonnes. That is, an increase of about 44 per cent”

“Indian milk production is increasing at 6 per cent annual rate against 2 per cent global growth”

“India is building the largest database of dairy animals and every animal associated with the dairy sector is being tagged”

“We have resolved that by 2025, we will vaccinate 100% of the animals against Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis”

“Our scientists have also prepared indigenous vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease”

“India is working on a digital system which will capture the end-to-end activities of the livestock sector”

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