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Strategies for Sustainable Dairy Farming in India: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept. of A.H. and Dairying, Janta College, Bakewar, Etawah, UP, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Agronomy, Janta College, Bakewar, Etawah, UP, INDIA
  • 3 Dept. of Ag. Botany, Janta College, Bakewar, Etawah, UP, INDIA
  • 4 Dept. of Soil Science and Ag. Chemistry, Janta College, Bakewar, Etawah, UP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (ISC-2012), Pages 42-44, February,2 (2013)


Livestock production is the vital sector which action a major source of income to the impoverished rural households throughout the world. Live stock equip people with food, income, draught power and fertilizer and act as the major livelihood means of millions of our country, where crop farming faces challenges India is one among the fastest growing economics of the world and mainly depends on the agrarian sector as a tool for progress. Dairy sector is emerging as the highest contributor to the agricultural wealth of India, surpassing even cereals. India is the highest milk producing country in the world contributing 17% of the world production. The annual milk production in India has reached 121.50 million tones in 2011 against the 17 million tonnes in 1951 and the annual growth rate in this sector is 4 % which is nearly three times that of the world. Sustainable dairy farming is an interaction of many factors that influence production and reproduction environment, longevity of live and input management.


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