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India’s Milk Output Crosses 100 Million Tonnes

India: The average milk yield per day has marginally improved for indigenous category of cows and buffaloes when compared with last monsoon season. In terms of milk production, northern states stood first in India. Around 23 MMT of milk is produced in Uttar Pradesh, which is over 17% of total country’s production. Bhadawari, an improved buffalo breed, are mainly from Agra and Etawah districts of Uttar Pradesh which are known for its high lactation period of 270-275 days in a year.

According to TechSci Research, improved milk yields of cows and buffaloes in the country has been a major factor in driving the production capacity across the country. Also, significant improvement in supply chain and increasing presence of big companies has helped in boosting the country’s milk output this year.

According to a recent report published by TechSci ResearchIndia Dairy Products Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2021”, the market for dairy products in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during 2016 - 2021. In 2015, North India dominated the country’s dairy products market, on account of increasing per capita expenditure, rising youth population, introduction of value added dairy products, changing consumption patterns, and growing penetration of international players. India dairy products market is witnessing a shift towards healthier products such as probiotic drinks, yogurts, etc.., is propelling growth in India dairy products market. Continuous population growth, liberalization of trade policies and rising investments in advertising are driving the country’s dairy products market. With new domestic and international players foraying into dairy products market in India, the market is witnessing introduction of various non-conventional dairy products such as flavored yogurts and probiotic drinks, milk with low fat and cholesterol content, different cheese variants, etc.

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