Trends in the consumption of milk and milk products in India: implications for self-sufficiency in milk production uri icon

abstract

  • This study is an attempt to present a comprehensive picture of trends in consumption of milk and milk products, and estimate possible demand and supplies of milk in India by 2026-27 i.e. the end of XIVth Five Year Plan. (India has been following Five Year Plans for development of the economy. The 12th (2012-17) Five Year Plan is on-going.) The study is primarily based on data extracted from the quinquennial survey of the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) on consumption expenditure. Rising demands for milk and milk products will put India under constant pressure to maintain the existing growth in milk production. Any deceleration in growth of milk production will jeopardize India's ability to meet its domestic requirements for milk in the long run.

publication date

  • 2014
  • 2014