India now has indisputably the world’s biggest dairy industry-in terms of milk production; during 2021-21 India produced close to 221.1 million tonnes of milk, close to 50% than the US and more than three times as much as the much-heralded new growth champ, China. Appropriately, India also produces the biggest directory or encyclopedia of any world dairy industry. The dairy sector in India has shown remarkable development in the past decade and India has now become one of the largest producers of milk and value-added milk products in the world.
The individual products under this sub-head are as below:
Milk & Cream in Powder
Milk for Babies
Skimmed milk powder
Other milk power
Areas of Production:
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu are the major production area of Dairy Products in India.
India Facts and Figures :
India’s Export of Dairy products was 67,572.99 MT to the world for the worth Rs. 2,269.85 Crores/ 284.65 USD Millions during the year 2022-23.
Major Export Destinations (2022-23) : Bangladesh United Arab Emts, Saudi Arab , USA and Bhutan.