BAGMATI, June 2: Consumption of milk and dairy products has seen a sharp drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic at present in Nepal.
Nepal Dairy Association said the dairy industries were incurring losses of Rs 100 million per day due to this.
Central general secretary of the Association, Pralhad Dahal, shared that 3.1 million litres milk and dairy products were consumed daily during the normal situation before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The consumption has now dropped to 1.3 million litres milk and milk products daily.
Dairy industry’s contribution to GDP is nine per cent. There are four types of dairy industries in the country. They are cottage, small, medium scale and large-scale dairy industries. The number of all types of dairies in the country is around 7,000.
The Association said milk worth Rs 100 million is wasted daily due to the decline i
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