The production of the Milk in the country during last 5 years is as follows:
Estimates of Annual Milk Production (figures in Million Tonnes)
National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India (NCDFI) informed that, they have launched an online marketplace namely “NCDFI e-Market” in June, 2015 for trading of bulk dairy commodities i.e. Skimmed Milk Powder and Butter. Presently, only member cooperatives of NCDFI are allowed to sell at the portal. Major dairy cooperatives like Karnataka milk Federation Ltd(Nandini dairy) and Gujarat Milk marketing Federation Ltd(Amul) have their own digital platform to sell their milk products. Besides above, as per information available at cyberspace(Internet), a number of private digital platforms like www.countrydelight.in, www.awesomedairy.com, www.grofers.com, www.naturesbasket.co.in, www.fast2cart.com, www.bigbasket.com etc. also market dairy products in the country.
No survey has been conducted by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on purchase of dairy products from farmers as farmers are exempt from the provisions of FSS Act, 2006. However, FSSAI has conducted a National Milk Quality Survey (NMQS) on Quality of Milk, initiated in May 2018 and released interim report on dated 13.11.2018.
Cases of sale/supply of sub-standard and adulterated milk are detected during the enforcement activities undertaken by the State/UT Governments . Such complaints have also been received in FSSAI through various other channels. As per information received from State/UT Governments, the number of milk samples analyzed found non-conforming and action taken thereon for the year 2017-18 is as under:
No. of samples analyzed
No. of samples found adulterated and misbranded
No. of cases launched
No of cases of convictions
No. of cases in which penalties imposed
Amount of penalty imposed
Further, as per information received from Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the grievances specific to milk adulteration are not separately available. However, the grievances received in the National Consumer Helpline (NCH) Unlabelled Agri Products/ Milk/ Meat/ Poultry during the period 01.08.2016 to 26.06.2019 are 6293.
This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Rajya Sabha today.