Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced plans to increase milk and dairy production in the country.

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India is the largest milk producer in the world but there is low productivity, the finance minister said.

 

India’s milk production rose 4 per cent to 230.58 million tonnes in 2022-23.

She also said a strategy will be developed for Atma Nirbharta for oilseeds production.

Efforts of the value addition in agriculture sector and increasing farmers’ income will be stepped up, the minister said.

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