World Milk Day

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Every year 1 June is celebrated as World Milk Day to draw attention to the activities related to the dairy sector.

  • The day is celebrated to recognize milk as a global food and to celebrate the dairy industry.

  • The World Milk Day 2022 theme is 'Dairy Net Zero'.

  • It is celebrated every year on 1 June as World Milk Day since 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

  • 26 November is celebrated as National Milk Day, the birth anniversary of Varghese Kurien, father of white revolution and father of milk production in India.

  • Some other facts related to milk and milk products

  • India is the largest milk producer in the world accounting for 22 per cent of the global production. Next come the United States, China, Pakistan and Brazil.

  • Uttar Pradesh is the largest milk producing state in India and accounts for more than 17% of the total milk production in India.

  • The availability of milk in India is 406 grams per person per day.

  • Ordinary milk consists of 85 percent water and the remaining part consists of solid elements i.e. minerals and fats.

  • Milk is rich in protein, calcium and riboflavin (Vitamin B-2).

  • Milk also contains vitamins A, D, K and E, including phosphorus, magnesium, iodine, and many minerals and fats and energy.

  • The purity of milk is measured by a lactometer.

  • National Milk Research Institute is located in Karnal (Haryana).

  • An organic compound called lactose is found in milk.

  • Fresh milk has a pH of 6, when milk turns into curd, its pH becomes less than 6.

  • Lactobacillus bacteria help in curdling from milk.

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