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Uttar Pradesh Government launches Nand Baba Milk Mission Scheme

In an effort to bolster milk development and production in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched the Nand Baba.

In an effort to bolster milk development and production in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched the Nand Baba Milk Mission. With a budget of Rs 1,000 crore. This initiative aims to empower milk producers and provide them with opportunities to sell their milk at reasonable prices through dairy co-operative societies.

Read also:- The National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD) scheme

An overview of the news

  • The mission is implemented to facilitate milk producers to sell their milk at reasonable prices in villages through dairy cooperatives.
  • Under this mission, the proposal is to form a Dairy Farmer Producer Organization (Dairy FPO) to facilitate the sale of milk in producers’ villages itself.
  • There is a plan to set up five dairy FPOs in five districts of the state as a pilot project in the financial year 2023-24. In which women will also play a major role.
  • Besides the opening of office of the Nand Baba Milk Mission at Gomtinagar
  • Cabinet Minister, Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Dharampal Singh, unveiled a ‘Dairy Development Portal’ and the logo of Nand Baba Mission.

Indian Dairy Sector

  • India ranks first in milk production and contributes 24% to global milk production.
  • The top 5 milk producing states are: Uttar Pradesh (14.9%), Rajasthan (14.6%), Madhya Pradesh (8.6%), Gujarat (7.6%) and Andhra Pradesh (7.0%).
  • Dairy is the single largest agricultural item contributing 5% to the national economy. Which has been 6.4% in the last 5 years.
  • About 8 crore people are directly or indirectly employed in the dairy industry.

Read also:- World Milk Day 2023

Some Important Facts Related to Milk and Milk Products

  • Dairy Industry: Uttar Pradesh is one of the leading states in India when it comes to the dairy industry. It has a strong presence in milk production, processing, and distribution. The state has numerous dairy farms and cooperatives that contribute significantly to milk production.
  • Milk Production: Uttar Pradesh is known for its high milk production. It has a diverse range of cattle breeds, including Murrah buffaloes and indigenous cows like Sahiwal and Gir, which contribute to the state’s milk output. The milk production in UP plays a vital role in meeting the demand for milk and milk products within the state and across the country.
  • Milk Processing and Infrastructure: Uttar Pradesh has a well-established milk processing infrastructure with numerous dairy plants and processing units. These facilities are involved in activities such as pasteurization, packaging, and producing various milk products like ghee, paneer (cottage cheese), and curd.
  • Popular Milk Products: In Uttar Pradesh, some popular milk-based products include “Doodh Peda” (a sweet made from condensed milk). “Lassi” (a refreshing yogurt-based drink), “Rabri” (a rich sweet dish made from condensed milk), and “Chhena” (a type of fresh cheese used in various sweets).
  • Economic Contribution: The dairy sector in Uttar Pradesh provides significant employment opportunities and contributes to the state’s economy. It supports numerous individuals involved in milk production, transportation, processing, and distribution, thereby improving livelihoods and boosting economic growth.
  • Government Initiatives: The state government of Uttar Pradesh has implemented various initiatives and schemes to promote the dairy sector. These initiatives focus on improving milk productivity, providing training and financial support to farmers, and enhancing milk quality and processing infrastructure.

Read also:- Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services

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