Government to Transform Milk Production in Pakistan
To increase milk production, Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch a project worth PKR 40 billion
The government has decided to launch a project to increase milk production through extensive artificial insemination with imported semen that will remove the local hardy cow breeds that produce up to 40 liters of milk daily.
An official said that milk in Pakistan is expensive and is mostly not available in pure form, essentially due to low production.
To increase milk production, Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch a project worth PKR 40 billion to import semen that will be available in the next three years. The initiative will increase the milk production of low cow breeds to 5,000 liters from 1,100 liters.
The livestock sector plays a significant role in the agricultural economy of Pakistan. The country produces 59 billion liters of milk per year from 49 million cows.
Milk is a necessary nutritional food item but is not available in pure form in Pakistan, so its cost increases every few months.
Meanwhile, experts believe that unplanned artificial insemination may not produce the desired results.
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