India tops milk production in world, turnover higher than wheat and rice output: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India produces milk worth Rs 8.5 lakh crore per year, more than wheat and rice combined, with small farmers benefiting the most from the dairy industry.
“Today, India is the world’s leading milk producer. “When the livelihood of crores of farmers depends on milk, India produces milk worth Rs 8.5 lakh crore annually, something that many people, including big economists, do not pay attention to,” the prime minister said after inaugurating a new dairy complex and a potato processing plant of the Banas Dairy in Diyodar in the Banaskantha district.
“A village-based decentralised economy is an example of this. Wheat and rice, on the other hand, do not have a turnover of Rs 8.5 lakh crore. And small farmers benefit the most from the dairy industry,” he said.
Banas Dairy’s new dairy complex and potato processing plant are aimed at empowering local farmers and boosting the region’s rural economy.
The Banas Community Radio Station, expanded facilities for the production of cheese products and whey powder at Palanpur, and an organic manure and biogas plant established at Dama were also dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister.
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