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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Virtual irrigation water use in milk production: Results from water abundant regions of India

Author(s):
OP Singh and PK Singh
Abstract:
Dairy farming along with crop production is very common practice in India. Due to introduction of water intensive feed and fodder along with commercialisation of dairy farming, the milk production from dairy animals is one of the water intensive activities. Present study was an attempt to study the virtual water use in milk production in water abundant regions of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The study was based on the primary and secondary data. Primary data was collected through personal interview. Results suggests that over a period of time crossbred cow population water increasing whereas buffalo and indigenous cow was showing declining trend. The milk production in the country was growing with a compound growth rate of 4.80 per cent per annum during 1950-51 to 2017-18. Per litre milk production from buffalo, crossbred cow and indigenous cow requires 2207, 1559 and 2020 litre of embedded water respectively in eastern Uttar Pradesh, whereas in case of south Bihar plain it was 2622, 1956 and 2856 litre respectively.
Pages: 327-332  |  383 Views  63 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
OP Singh, PK Singh. Virtual irrigation water use in milk production: Results from water abundant regions of India. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):327-332.

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