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Milk, egg, meat production has grown: Govt

Milk, egg, meat production has grown: Govt

New Delhi: The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said India led the world in milk production with 155 million tonne.

He said the total production of milk, eggs and meat has increased by 4.30 per cent, 6.42 per cent and 8.74 per cent in July-October, 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015.

“…as per latest information available, the total production of milk, eggs and meat is 105.42 million tonnes of milk, 55.1 billion number of eggs and 4.67 million tonnes of meat,” he said.

He said various programmes are being run to help states boost production of milk and eggs.