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Rajasthan registered second highest milk growth in Country

by RajasthanDirect
May 05, 2014

Rajasthan State have registered an exceptional growth in the milk production in country which have placed it in second position with 28% growth in milk production in the country. Andhra Pradesh had registered a growth rate of 41%. Rajasthan has also retained the second place of being the highest producer of milk after Uttar Pradesh.

In a study conducted by the industry group ASSOCHAM, it is revealed that in terms of per-capita milk availability, Rajasthan has 538 gram which is more than double the national average of 252 gram.

“At a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 4%, milk production in India is expected to rise to by about 177mt by 2019-2020,” the report says. Rajasthan which contributes 11% of the total milk production is set to a play major role in the projected output.

“Given the quantity of milk production and size of the state, we should have many brands of milk. We process only 10% of the total milk produced, which should be enhanced,” said A K Gahlot, vice-chancellor, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Src- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Rajasthan-registers-second-highest-milk-growth-rate/articleshow/34548909.cms

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