This is comparable with the world per capita availability of milk at 289.31 grams per day for 2012.
This represents sustained growth in the availability of milk and milk products for the growing population of the country, apart from being an important secondary source of income for rural families
The Intensive Dairy Development Programme, strengthening infrastructure for quality and clean milk production, Assistance to Cooperatives, and Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme are some of the Indian Government's important schemes/programmes for meeting the growing demand for milk.
The National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding has been under implementation since 2000. A new scheme called the National Dairy Plan Phase I has also been initiated in 2012-13.