Dairying in India is exemplary of smallholder dairy- ing as practiced in much of Asia and Africa—with some wrinkles. Like smallholder dairying in general, the Indian milk production sector is characterized by a very large number of very small herds. Milk from small herds is collected immediately after each milk- ing at centralized cooling facilities to maintain a cold chain. Also typical of smallholder dairying, a major- ity of the milk produced (more than 80 percent) is dis- tributed as drinking milk or home-based manufactured products through an informal marketing system.
Production of milk from buffalo exceeds cow milk production. Buffalo yield less milk than crossbred cows, but are well-adapted to the extreme heat and humidity of India. Moreover, many Indians prefer buffalo milk over cow milk because of its higher butterfat content.
The packaged food segment is likely to grow 9 per cent annually to become a Rs 6 lakh crore industry by 2030, says a new report.
Tirumala Milk Products has prepared a Rs.200-crore expansion plan.The total capacity of the dairy would go up to 19 lakh litres a day.
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