Milk consumption only 75 litres per person per year

Sep 28, 2021

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Kathmandu: Milk consumption is only 75 litres per person per year in the country as against the recommended 92 litres, statistics shows.

In this context, Nepal Dairy Association (NDA) has concluded that the stakeholders should work towards ensuring milk consumption of 92 litres per person per year at least for the children in the coming days.

The need for meeting the recommended milk consumption has been highlighted on the occasion of the World School Milk Day. The Day is to celebrate the benefits and success of school milk programmes.

The first World School Milk Day was celebrated in September 2000 and has since become an annual event promoted by the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations). The celebration of the Day in Nepal was first started by Nepal Dairy Association since 2016.

Association’s central general secretary Prahlad Dahal said they have made preparation to celebrate the World School Milk Day by organizing various programmes in all provinces, districts and local levels this year.