Indias dairy farming gets Rs 15 000 cr to fuel milk output

The government today announced an allocation of Rs 15,000 crore to bolster India’s animal husbandry and livestock sector, or ‘pashudhan’, and an interest subvention of up to 3% to private players for setting up of dairy, poultry and meat processing units. With it, the country now also looks to ramp up export and dairy production as Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to push for self-reliant Bharat and boosting exports. “Rs 15,000 ‘pashudhan’ program is opening for the first time for everyone. This will also help increase milk production and export and will also generate employment for lakhs of people,” cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday in the cabinet briefing.