The country's milk production has increased by 4.75 per cent to 53.77 million tonnes during the summer season of the 2017-18 financial year, while egg output rose by 7.4 per cent to 27.95 billion during the summer season of this year, as against 26.03 billion in the year-ago period, the government said today.
Milk output stood at 51.33 million tonnes in the same season in 2016-17 fiscal.
In the entire last year, the overall milk output was 163.7 million tonnes.
In a statement, the Agriculture Ministry said, "... even during the summer season 2017-18, the growth rate (of milk output) is higher and sustained."
The ministry said the high growth rate in milk output has been maintained over the past three years. The dairy sector is gradually picking up its momentum towards achieving higher output.
The ministry said that egg output is largely contributed by commercial poultry farmers with nearly 80.83 per cent and remaining production is from household/backyard poultry.