World Milk Day observed
Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Economy
- 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.
- 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