Pulses And Milk Consumption Falls Among Indians

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Pulses And Milk Consumption Falls Among Indians
A fall has been registered in the consumption of pulses and milk in the country. However, whether this decline is in any way related to the income of the common person or not will be known when the Central government reveals NSSO data.

At the World Pulses Conclave (WPC) in Pune, it was noted that the consumption of pulses has been reducing in India. According to the WPC calculation, the consumption of pulses increased from 18.6 million tonnes to 22.5 million tonnes in 2013-14. 

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However, a decline began after this. In 2018-19, this consumption fell to 22.1 million tonnes and now, this year, the consumption of pulses is expected to remain at 20.7 million tonnes.

The WPC has also claimed that along with the fall in consumption, the prices of pulses such as ‘chana’, ‘masoor’, ‘arhar’, ‘moong’ are expected to increase by more than 8%.

Not just this, there are similar signals related to the consumption of milk as well. According to the annual report of the National Dairy Development Board, dairy co-operative committees sold 201.03 lakh litres of milk every day in 2008-09, which increased to 294.44 lakh litres daily in 2013-14.

However, after five years, in 2018-19, this figure could reach only 354.53 lakh litres per day. In simple terms, milk consumption with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.9% in 2008-09 has plunged to 3.8% in the last five years.

Between 2008-09 and 2013-14, the price of one litre full cream milk in Delhi rose from Rs 24 to 46 but after this, till 2019, there was a hike of just Rs 12 in the price of one-litre full cream milk and now, it is being sold at Rs 54 per litre.

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