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All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

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Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Bengaluru

Milk production in India

 What is the present status of milk production in India?

  • India is a World leader in Milk Production for the past 15 years.
  • Milk Production: In the year 2014-17, milk production increased by 16.9% to 465.5 million tonnes as compared to 398 million tonnes during 2011-14.
  • Income of milk farmers: In the year 2014-17, income of farmers increased by 13.79% to Rs.33 per litre as compared to Rs.29 per litre during 2011-14.

What are the reasons behind this achievement?

  •   Our achievement is primarily due to the contribution of smallholder dairy farmers, milk producers, milk processing and marketing organisations.
  •   Besides this government has taken various steps to increase milk production.

What are Steps taken by government of India for dairy sector?

  •  National Mission for Bovine Productivity (NMBP): It has been approved by the government of India to make milk production more profitable.
  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission:
  •  Objective: Its objective is to preserve and develop indigenous bovine.

§  Activities to be taken under this mission: Establishment of Gokul Gram, awarding farmers and institutes involved in the scientific rearing of Indigenous animals and inducting high genetic merit Bulls of Indigenous Breed into Semen Stations.

  •  E-Pashu Haat portal:
  • It has been established under Rashtriya Gokul Mission.
  • Objectives of this portal:
  • Helping the livestock rearers and the farmers to sell and purchase Cattle and Buffaloes of Indigenous Breeds.
  • Ensuring availability of quality bovine germplasm by linking farmers with livestock rearers.
  •  National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres:
  •  Two National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres are being established (one in Madhya Pradesh and the other in Andhra Pradesh).
  • These will be centres of excellence for preservation and development of Indigenous Breeds in a scientific way.
  • They would be a storehouse of Indigenous Germplasm as well as a source of proven genetics.
  • Awards: government has introduced two awards in 2017 to award dairy farmers. These are:
  • National Gopal Ratna and
  • Kamdhenu Awards
  • Way ahead for India?
  •   Although we have made significant progress in Milk Production, but still we have a long way to go to ensure availability of milk to our children’s.
  • The dairy sector has a significant role to play in achieving Prime Minister’s objective to double farmer’s income by 2022.  

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