Drastic drop in milk production

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MILCO Chairman Renuka Perera says the country’s milk production has shown a drastic drop. He stated that a quota of 600,000 litres of milk is needed to meet the country’s daily milk usage. But, he observed that the milk production has plummeted to a paltry 40,000 litres per day. Perera noted that almost all milk production factories are presently not producing enough milk to meet the country’s present day needs.

He added that as MILCO does not have sufficient cows for this endeavour the collection of milk is presently being carried out via private farms.

By Nirmani Guneratne