World Milk Day observed 

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World Milk Day observed 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Economy 

In news

  • A virtual program organised on the occasion of World Milk Day was chaired by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
  • 1st June is observed as World Milk Day every year.

Key takeaways 

  • On the occasion, the launch of Gopal Ratna Awards were announced. 
  • E-Gopala App will be integrated with UMANG platform and users of Umang platform will get access to App.
  • e-GOPALA app (Generation of wealth through Productive Livestock) is a comprehensive breed improvement marketplace and information portal for direct use of farmers. 

Important value additions

Milk sector in India

  • India is the world’s largest milk producer and accounts for over one-fifth of the global milk production. 
  • Other major producers: USA, China, Pakistan and Brazil.
  • Value of output of milk is more than the value of output of wheat and paddy together

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