India is not only known for agriculture activities, tourism, and religious places; the country is also one of the largest milk producing countries in the world. As per the financial year’s reports, the country has overall produced about +140 million tonnes of milk. It is quite a number to achieve for the other competing countries.
We have a list of top 10 highest milk producing states in India to help you get more insight. The milk production in these states has sustained their quality and demand. In fact, some of the states have crossed the targets and produced more milk thereby contributing largely to India’s share.
Top 10 Highest Milk Producing States in India:
1. Uttar Pradesh:
Considering the population of UP, the demand for milk is also more and thus, more production. The state enjoys sharing 17.22% of total milk production of the country. Overall, the production of milk is about 23.33 million tonnes annually.
Don’t be surprised, but Rajasthan comes on the second largest producing states in India in milk production. The records have mentioned the state producing 13.94 million tonnes of milk annually on an average.
3. Andhra Pradesh:
Being on the third position in India’s milk production, the state has a share of 9%. The total net production of milk is about 12.762 million tonnes of milk annually. Many people also refer Andhra Pradesh as the land for ‘cocoa and milk’.
Gujarat is one of the most renowned places and thus stands on the forth position in the list of top states in India based on milk production. It has the largest diary of the country termed as; ‘AMUL’. The total milk production counts to 10.315 million tonnes every year.
Punjab is on the fifth position in milk production with a milk produce of 9.714 million tonnes of milk every year on record. The state shares 7% in the country of its total milk production.
6. Madhya Pradesh:
Madhya Pradesh shares 6% of its milk produce with a record of 8.838 million tonnes annually. There is a milk federation that is known to sell milk under the name, SANCHI. We have four names to discuss on the chart of top states in India based on milk production.
Maharashtra is also known to be amongst the largest milk producing states of India. The state manages to produce about 7.734 million tonnes of milk annually. One major brand sold by MRSDMM federation is ‘Mahananda’.
Haryana enjoys 8th position and produces about 7.04 million tonnes of milk reported every year. Certain areas in Haryana manage to produce 6.45 lakh litres of milk per day. Thus, the state contributes a great share in 10 Largest milk producing states of India.
9. Tamil Nadu:
Tamil Nadu’s milk produce has been recorded to about 7 million tonnes every year. The total share of milk production has been 5.31% to the nation.
Not the last, but a very notable name in the list of 10 Largest milk producing states of India is Bihar. The state’s total milk production annually has been 6.845 million tonnes. ‘Sudha Dairy’ is one of the most known milk diaries in the state.
Article last re-published on November 13, 2020.