Growth in milk output slows in FY23 due to various diseases, LS informed

Lumpy skin disease

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Parshottam Rupala said, “Annual growth rate of milk production in the country has come down to 3.83% in the year 2022-23 from 5.77% during the year 2021-22.”


Milk production growth rate slowed down to 3.83% last fiscal year due to diseases like Lumpy Skin Disease, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.


In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Parshottam Rupala said, “Annual growth rate of milk production in the country has come down to 3.83% in the year 2022-23 from 5.77% during the year 2021-22.”

Milk production stood at 230.6 million tonne in 2022-23, 222.1 million tonne in 2021-22 and 210 million tonne in 2020-21.


However, he said, as per the latest statistics released by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAOSTAT) of the United Nations, India maintains the position of the largest producer of milk in the world.


“Diseases like Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) was the main reason behind the slower growth of milk production in 2022-23,” Rupala said.

First Published: Dec 19 2023 | 5:58 PM IST

According to a written reply by Union Minister Parshottam Rupala, the growth rate of milk production in India slowed down to 3.83% in the fiscal year 2022-23, compared to 5.77% in the previous year. This decline in growth rate was attributed to diseases like Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD). Despite the slowdown, India remains the largest producer of milk in the world, as per the latest statistics released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAOSTAT) of the United Nations. Milk production in India stood at 230.6 million tonnes in 2022-23, 222.1 million tonnes in 2021-22, and 210 million tonnes in 2020-21. This information was shared during a session in the Lok Sabha. The current context of this news is that the growth in milk output was affected by various diseases, including Lumpy Skin Disease, in the fiscal year 2022-23.

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