India ranks first in milk production in the world and contributes 24% to global milk production.
According to the production data of the Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database (FAOSTAT), India is the largest milk producer i.e. in the first place in the world contributing 24% to the global milk production in the year 2021-22.
India’s milk production has registered a growth of 51% during the last 8 years i.e. during the years 2014-15 and 2021-22 and has increased to 22 million tonne in the year 2021-22.
The top 5 milk producing states are : Uttar Pradesh (14.9%), Rajasthan (14.6%), Madhya Pradesh (8.6%), Gujarat (7.6%) & Andhra Pradesh (7.0%).
Dairy is the single largest agricultural item contributing 5% to the national economy, which has been 6.4% in the last 5 years.