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India emerging as largest milk producer: Minister

India emerging as largest milk producer: Minister
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Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Saturday that India was emerging as a leader among the milk-producing nations as it produced...

Motihari : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Saturday that India was emerging as a leader among the milk-producing nations as it produced 163.7 million tonne milk in 2016-17.

He also said that the central government had released Rs 499.08 crore to states under Rashtriya Gokul Mission, with an objective to conserve and propagate indigenous breeds in an organized and scientific manner.

"In 2015-16, total milk production in Bihar was 8.29 million metric tonne, which was 5.33 per cent of the whole country. Bihar has 6.67 per cent of the country's total cattle population.

Therefore, there is a need to increase milk production and productivity in the state," Singh said at the Pashu Arogya Mela in Bihar's Motihari, an official statement said.

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