On the occasion of World Milk Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the annual milk production in the state has increased by 20 per cent over seven years to reach 53.83 lakh metric tonnes (MT) in 2017-18.

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in 2001, selected June 1 to mark World Milk Day.

It celebrates the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.