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Dairy Industry Profile, 1997

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  • Human population: 953 million (70 million dairy farmers)
  • Milk production: 74.3 million tonnes (203.5 million lpd)
  • Average annual growth rate (1995-2000): 5.6%
  • Per capita milk availability: 214 g/day or 78 kg/year
  • Milch animals: 57 million cows; 39 million buffaloes
  • Milk yield per breedable bovine in-milk: 1,250 kg
  • Cattle feed production (organized sector): 1.5 million tonnes
  • Turnover of veterinary pharmaceuticals: Rs. 550 crores
  • Dairy plants throughput: 20 mlpd
  • Throughput as percentage of total milk output: 10
  • Value of output of milk group (1994-95)*: Rs. 50,051 crores
  • Value of output of dairy industry**: Rs. 105,000 crores
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* Based on producer's price.
** Based on retail price.

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