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Milk production in India by state and union territory 2019

The state of Uttar Pradesh produced the highest amount of milk in India at about 30.5 million metric tons, followed by Rajasthan in financial year 2019. The total milk production in the country amounted to about 187 million metric tons that fiscal year.

The oyster of the dairy world

India, with the second largest population, is one of the leading producers of milk in the world. However, the large population also accounts for most of the consumption of the nation’s produce. The industry comprises of poultry and livestock, with a rising share of poultry inventory over the recent years. The perpetually expanding market requires a prolific rate of production to compete in it, and India is a reckoning force with the production volume of milk displaying a steady growth over the years.

Diversified utilization of milk

Over the years, the dairy industry has evolved to include a plethora of products. Butter, paneer (an Indian cheese), curd and yoghurt are the building blocks of the processed milk products industry in India. However, in the organized market, butter and cheese dominated the dairy market.

States with the highest milk production in India in financial year 2019

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

FY 2019

Supplementary notes

India's financial year starts in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2019 started in April 2018 and ended in March 2019.

Values have been rounded for clarity.

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