India is the largest producer of milk in the world, contributing 21% of global milk production.
The evolution of the dairy sector in India and the stellar role played by dairy cooperatives since the launch of Operation Flood form an integral part of the country’s remarkable growth story after Independence.
India is ranked 1st in milk production contributing 23 % to global milk production. The nation's milk production increased from 146.31 million tonnes in 2014–15 to 209.96 million tonnes in 2020–21 at a compound annual growth rate of roughly 6.2%.
The top 5 milk-producing states are: Uttar Pradesh (14.9%, 31.4 MMT), Rajasthan (14.6%, 30.7 MMT), Madhya Pradesh (8.6%, 18.0 MMT), Gujarat (7.6%, 15.9 MMT) and Andhra Pradesh (7.0%, 14.7 MMT).
In collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock and Dairy, the Government of India launched a 2.1 billion Infrastructure Development Fund in June 2020. This is expected to create 3.5 million jobs.
The Ministry of Food Processing announced Monday that its flagship program, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY), has been extended until March 2026 with a quota of 4,600 kroner. PMKSY has ongoing projects such as integrated cold chain and value chain infrastructure, food safety and quality assurance infrastructure, agro-processing cluster infrastructure, creation/expansion of food processing and storage capacity, and green operations.