Human population : 1,250 million (70 million dairy farmer)
Milk productions : 145 million tonnes (397 million litres/day)
Livestock sector contribute 5.59% in national GDP and 36.6% of Agricultural GDP.
The livestock sector provides regular employment to 8.5% of the total workforce.
Largest livestock population : 57% of world buffalo and 16 % of cattle.
About 70% of milk is produced by marginal farmers having 1-4 animals.
Average Annual Growth Rate : 5%
Per Capita Milk Availability : 296 gms/day or 108 kg/year
Total Milch Herd, 2014 : 120 million
Crossbred cows : 20 million
Indigenous cows : 50 million
Buffaloes : 52 million
Milk yield per breedable bovine in-milk : 1,500 kg
Cattle Feed Production (organized sector) : 3.5 million tonnes
The marketable surplus is around 50 % and out of the organized sector processed around 150 million litres of milk per day with equal handling by cooperatives and private dairies which is around 30 % of available surplus and which needs to be doubled up till 2020 so as to match the demands.
Total number of Processing Plants : 2300
Dairy Plants Throughput : 150 million litres /day
Value of output of dairy industry : Rs. 4,50,000 crore (Euro 60 Billion)