Milk output in India to touch record 121.5 m. tones


New Delhi: India’s milk output is expected to touch 121.5 million tonnes in the current year, translating into a growth of nearly 4 percent vis-à-vis the previous year, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report.

“India’s milk production in 2010 is estimated at 117 million tonnes and is forecast to increase approximately 4 percent to a record 121.5 million tonnes in 2011, reflecting a near normal monsoon…,” the USDA said in a report.

Earlier, the USDA had projected that production of milk would amount to 113.5 million tonnes in 2010. However, it later revised the estimate upward to 117 million tonnes on account of the good monsoon last year, which led to increased availability of fodder for cattle.

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