According to Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Milk production in the country increased by 20 percent from 137.7 million tonnes to 165.4 million tonnes between 2014 and 2017. Also, the per capita availability of milk has risen by 15.6 percent from 307 gms a day to 355 gms per day between 2013-14 and 2016-17.
With a corpus of Rs 2,450 crore, the government has set up an AHIDF for financing infrastructure requirement of animal husbandry sector.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
- AHIDF stands for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund.
- 16th Convocation of the ICAR-NDRI (Deemed University), Karnal (Haryana) was held on 10th March 2018.
- Radha Mohan Singh represents Purvi Champaran constituency in Bihar state.
Source- The Economic Times