The Dairy Development Department was started in the year 1962. The initial thrust of the department was on the establishment of processing facilities in a few major centres of the state. Today department's activities are focused on the holistic development of the dairy sector in the state. Department is concerned about the socio-economic stability of dairy farmers in the state and envisages and implements various projects and schemes targeting the dairy sector. The department is also the nodal agency for fodder development activities. The policies and strategies adopted by the department aim at strengthening the dairy cooperative sector as well. Department's quality control activities are focused on ensuring fresh, safe and quality milk at the procurement level and thereby ensuring the same to the consumers of the state. The average annual production of state is approximately 25.49 metric tonnes out of which dairy cooperatives procure a considerable quantity. The state is striving towards attaining self sufficiency in milk production and is almost ready to achieve the target very soon. Around 3.78 lakh dairy farmers have been registered in the dairy cooperative societies across the state. Read More
The Honorable Minister for Forests, Dairy Development and Animal Husbandry, Adv. K. Raju addressed the dairy farmers and other stakeholders in the dairy sector on World Milk Day on June1st at 9 am, 2020 via Facebook live..to watch the video, please click here..