India had topped the record of milk production which is of 146.31 million tonnes in 2014-15 and it was 137.7 million tonnes in the previous year as per the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) data but it lags behind in the productivity.
- India tops the list of the major milk-producing countries in the world followed by the USA, China, Pakistan and Brazil.
- But the milk productivity (production per animal) in the country is very less as compared to those in developed dairy nations.
- Currently the share of India for milk production is nearly 16% of total world production.
- Globally the production increase by an average of 2.2%.
- The report about the productivity of milk was generated by NDRI.
- The total milk production is recorded as 146.31 million tonnes.
- The domestic consumption of Milk in India is very high which results in the lower productivity.
- The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) is a dairy research Institute.It is situated in Karnal Haryana and established in 1932.
- The Dairy Research Institution undertakes research, teaching and extension activities towards dairy development in the country
- The institute accorded the status of Deemed University in the year 1989.
- The world first in vitro fertilized buffalo calf was born at NDRI.
- The first IVF buffalo calf Pratham of the world was also cloned by NDRI.
Director of NDRI: A.K Srivastava is the