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Milk production rose 20% in 2014-2017 to 165.4 mn tonnes:Agri Min

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

production in the country increased by 20 per cent from 137.7 million tonnes to 165.4 million tonnes between 2014 and 2017, of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare has said.

Also, the per capita availability of has risen by 15.6 per cent from 307 gms a day to 355 gms per day between 2013-14 and 2016-17, an official statement quoted the as saying.

Singh, who was addressing the 16th convocation ceremony of ICAR-(NDRI), said the government is committed towards ensuring more income to farmers, uplifting the economically backward sections of society, youth employment, better education and

He pointed out that Budget 2018 had laid special emphasis on animal husbandry.

With a corpus of Rs 2,450 crore, the government has set up an (AHIDF) for financing infrastructure requirement of animal husbandry sector.

Also, in order to meet the working capital requirement of dairy farmers, the has been extended by the government to the fisheries and livestock farmers, he added.

Besides, the government has initiated the in order to help the benefits of animal husbandry schemes reach the farmers directly.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 17:10 IST