New Delhi: If India tops in dairy production in the world, Uttar Pradesh leads in its production within the country. Having been witnessing rapid development in the sector in the country, Uttar Pradesh contributes around 16.6 % to the total milk production in the country, followed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
Driven by the vision of the Prime Minister, the state government has taken multiple steps for the betterment of the dairy sector resulting in an increase in milk production by almost 10% in the last five years.
Dr. Indramani, Director, Department of Animal Husbandry, informed, “Milk production in UP was 290.517 lakh metric tonnes in 2017-18, which increased to 328.821 lakh metric tonnes in 2021-22. The state has produced 1,556.763 lakh metric tonnes of milk in the last five years of CM Yogi Aditynath’s government.
It is noteworthy that India is globally the largest producer of milk, with a production of around 210 million tonnes.
UP receives investment proposals worth Rs 482 cr in dairy sector
The third ground-breaking ceremony (GBC-3) held in June this year brought investment proposals worth Rs 482 crore in the dairy sector in UP. The proposals will go a long way in augmenting the income of farmers in the state. This includes Duss Bareilly project of Rs 80.3 crore in Bareilly, Creamy Foods Limited worth Rs 60 crore in Bulandshahr, CP Milk and Food Products Private Limited of Rs 118 crore in Gorakhpur, and 2 projects — CP Milk and Food Products Private Limited worth Rs 100 crore and DUSS Lucknow worth Rs 124 crore in state capital Lucknow.
It may be recalled that Uttar Pradesh’s first-ever dairy policy was formulated and implemented in 2018 on the initiative of CM Yogi. The policy focuses on seeking investment for setting up milk processing plants in the organized sector. With the aim of doubling farmers’ income from dairying, the Yogi-led government in UP is working tirelessly to ensure utmost priority is extended to dairy development in the state.