AgriNation News Network
New Delhi | 16 Jan 2018
Milk and Egg production are estimated to register growth in summer season of 2017-18 as compared to summer season in 2016-17.
The Agri Ministry said, “The total milk production has increased from 51.33 Million Tonnes during 2016-17 (Summer) to 53.77 Million Tonnes during 2017-18 (Summer) registering a growth 4.7 percent.”
“Whereas the total egg production has increased from 26.03 Billion during 2016-17 (Summer) to 27.95 Billion during 2017-18 (Summer) registering a growth 7.4 percent”, the ministry added.
It said, “The production of egg is largely contributed by commercial poultry farms with nearly 80.83 percent and remaining production is from household/backyard poultry”.
The first five highest eggs producing States during Summer Season 2017-18 are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Haryana.
The government has set a target of 255 million tonnes of milk production and double the procurement by cooperatives to 20% of milk production by 2022.
The top five highest milk producing States during Summer Season 2017-18 are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.