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India aims to boost milk yields as demand surges and shortage looms

22.42b rupee insemination plan targets farms with just two or three animals and produce 80% of supply

Veterinary worker Rana prepares to artificially inseminate a buffalo with semen from Germany's Holstein Friesian bulls. The average yield of Indian buffaloes is a quarter of what US cows produce.

New Delhi

THE fate of India's milk revolution is packed inside 3-litre, nitrogen-cooled tanks like the one Rajeev Rana carries around rural Uttar Pradesh on the back of his motorbike.

Inside Mr Rana's canister are tubes of frozen bull semen the government is distributing to farmers