India to provide technical support to Sri Lanka for increasing milk output

A move aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on imported milk products

Officials of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets milk under the Amul brand, are taking steps to provide necessary technical support for the production of milk in Sri Lanka.

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President of Sri Lanka has appointed a panel consisting of public and private players to work in consultation with the multi-disciplinary team of NDDB and chalk out long and short-term plans to increase the milk production of Sri Lanka and reduce its dependence on milk imports.

According to UN World Food Programme (WFP), more than 56,000 children in Sri Lanka are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. According to its data, 32% of the households in Sri Lanka are currently food insecure and 68% of the households are changing their food preference or choosing smaller portions of food.

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