India is not only the leading producer of wheat and rice, but also the largest milk producing country in the world. Milk Production in India has increased manifold and in the last financial year, the total milk production in the country crossed the mark of 140 Million Tonnes.
Among all states in India, Uttar Pradesh is the leader in milk production in the country with an annual production of more than 20 Million Tonnes. Top 10 Milk Producing States account for more than 80% of the total milk production in India. This post describes about the Top 10 Highest Milk Producing States in India:
10th position of the list is occupied by Bihar, which produces more than 6 Million Tonnes Milk every year. Bihar State Milk Co-operative Federation is the dairy cooperative in Bihar, which came into existence in the year 1983. It sells its various quality products under the brand name of “Sudha Dairy”.
Districts covered by the dairy cooperative are more than 25 and has an average milk procurement of more than 10 Lakh Kilograms of milk per day.
Production: 6.845 Million Tonnes
9. Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is another milk producing state and ranked 9th in the list of top 10 highest milk producing states in India. Tamil Nadu in the last financial year witnessed a growth of more than 10% in milk production.
Tamil Nadu contributes more than 5% in the total milk production in the country and daily milk procurement of dairy cooperative societies in the state is more than 24 Lakh Litres.
There are more than 11,000 Milk Cooperative Societies in the state and 17 Milk Producers’ Union, that gives employment to more than 4 Lakh milk producers.
Production: 7 Million Tonnes
Haryana is another leading milk producing state in India and produces more than 7 Million Tonnes of milk every year.
Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited is the state milk federation, which owns 6 milk processing plants in different parts of Haryana. These milk processing plants are located in Kurukshetra, Jind, Ambala, Sirsa, Rohtak and Ballabgarh and have the total milk handling capacity of 6.45 Lakh Litres per day.
Production: 7.04 Million Tonnes
With an annual milk production of 8.734 Million Tonnes, Maharashtra is next on this list. Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Dudh Mahasangh Maryadit or MRSDMM is the state milk federation incorporated in the year 1967 and sells dairy products under the brand name of Mahanand.
MRSDMM comprises of more than 100 member unions with over 24,000 milk societies and has daily milk handling capacity of 8.5 Lakh Litres.
Production: 8.734 Million Tonnes
Next state in this list of highest milk producing states in India is Madhya Pradesh, which account for more than 6% share in the total milk production in the country.
Nimari, Deoni and Dandi are some of the cattle breeds found in the state.
Madhya Pradesh has 7 dairy cooperatives, that account for maximum amount of milk procurement in the state. These dairy cooperatives work under Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Dairy Federation Limited, which is involved in procurement, processing and selling of quality dairy products in the state.
Production: 8.838 Million Tonnes
Punjab, the state with most fertile soil is placed at 5th in the list of top 10 highest milk producing states in India. Sahiwal, the best indigenous breed of cow with the highest milk yielding capacity is found in Punjab.
Sahiwal is a cow breed known across the nation for the highest milk yield and has an average milk yield of 2270 kilograms of milk per lactation.
Sahiwal is reddish brown in colour, resistant to heat and adaptable in diverse climatic conditions. Due to high yield and other characteristics, Sahiwal is in high demand not only in India but also in other countries of the world.
Production: 9.714 Million Tonnes
Jewel of the Western Part of India, Gujarat is the next state in this list with an annual milk production of more than 10 Million Tonnes. Amul, a Gujarat based dairy cooperative is the country’s largest dairy cooperative, which came into existence in the year 1946.
Amul is the organization, that initiated and successfully completed the White Revolution in India and made the country the leader in the world in milk production. Amul not only play a vital role in fulfilling the demand of milk and dairy products in India, but also serve as a source of employment for more than 3 Million milk producers.
The hugeness of Amul can be traced from the fact that its milk procurement is more than 14 Million Litres per day from over 18,000 village milk cooperatives. Amul in India is a symbol of purity and quality and offer various high quality dairy products.
Production: 10.315 Million Tonnes
3. Andhra Pradesh
With a production of 12.762 Million Tonnes, Andhra Pradesh stands at 3rd in the list of top 10 highest milk producing states in India. Andhra Pradesh accounts for more than 9% share in total milk production in the country and play an important role in meeting demand for milk in the country.
Production: 12.762 Million Tonnes
Rajasthan is ranked 2nd in the list of top 10 highest milk producing states in India and produces more than 13 Million Tonnes of milk every year.
Rajasthan has more than 15 dairy cooperatives, that fulfil the demand of milk of the state. Among all dairy cooperatives, Bikaner Zila Dugdh Utpadak Sahakari Sangh Ltd has the highest average milk procurement of 90,000 litres per day.
Nagori, Rathi, Tharparkar and Kankrej are some of the cow breeds found in Rajasthan. Among all cow breeds in Rajasthan, Tharparkar has the highest yield of 1800 to 2600 kilograms of milk per lactation.
Tharparkar breed is originated from Tharparkar district in Pakistan and white or grey in colour. This breed is compact, strong, medium sized and adaptable to different situations.
Production: 13.94 Million Tonnes
1. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh is the highest milk producing state in India and hold a share of more than 17% in the total milk production in India. Apart from being the largest milk producer, Uttar Pradesh also has the largest number of cows and buffaloes, which is more than 1.8 Crore.
Kherigarh, Ponwar, Gangatiri and Kenkatha are some of the cow breeds found in Uttar Pradesh. These cow breeds are mainly found in Uttar Pradesh and known for producing milk in high quantity. Uttar Pradesh has more than 40 dairy cooperatives, which supply milk to many states in the country.
Production: 23.33 Million Tonnes