India's milk consumption to rise to 150 mn tonnes: IDA
The country is estimated to have produced 116 million
tonnes of milk in 2011, Indian Dairy Association (IDA) N R Bhasin told reporters here.
"Keeping in view the rising population, India would need around 150 million tonnes of milk by the end of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17)," Bhasin said.
Speaking at a curtain-raiser for the annual dairy industry conference, Bhasin added that the requirement of milk in the next 10 years would be about 200-210 million tonnes.
IDA is organising the annual conference to focus on the development of a national strategy for dairy development in the near future.
"The conference this year is being organised in the national capital from February 2-5 and the focus this year is 'Indian Dairying: Perspective 2020'," Bhasin said.
Around 1,800 delegates are expected to participate in the conference, including participants from the European Union and the US, he added.
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