Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat has informed that the total quantum of milk produced in the county during 2015-16 is 155.5 million tonnes and the per-capita availability of milk is 337 grams per day. The State/UTs- wise per capita availability of milk during 2015-16 is given below.
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) is implementing the following Dairy Development Schemes to increase the production of milk:
(i) National Dairy Plan (Phase-I): The Government of India has approved National Dairy Plan Phase- I (NDP-I) with an outlay of Rs. 2,242 Crore for implementation during 2011-12 to 2018-19 as a Central Sector Scheme in 18 major milk producing states.
(ii) National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD) under the Central Sector Scheme “National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development”.
(iii) Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme: “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS)” is implemented through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) across the country.
The Government does not have any special scheme for setting up of high-tech dairies to boost milk production. However, the Department is implementing “Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme” (DEDS) from 1.09.2010 through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in which back ended capital subsidy (25% of the project cost for General Category and 33.33% for SC & ST beneficiaries) is provided under bankable projects through eligible financial institutions, subject to the norms of the scheme for establishment of small dairy unit from 2 to 10 crossbred cows or indigenous cows/ buffaloes.
The mechanism for ensuring availability of quality milk in the country is governed under Food Safety & Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 which is implemented by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India through the State/Union Territories’ Food Safety Commissioners.
|State-wise Per Capita Availability of Milk During 2015-16|
|Sl. No.||States/UTs||per capita availability|
|10||Jammu & Kashmir||395|
|31||Dadra & N. Haveli||72|
|32||Daman & Diu||10|
|#Included TelanganaNote: Per capita availability is calculated based on State estimates of production and projected population as on 1st March, based on Census of India 2001 of RGI|