Military Farms Service

Military Farms in India were set up to ensure a clean and continuous supply of cows milk to troops located in various garrisons across undivided British India. After Indian independence, the Indian Army continued and expanded the service. The farms spread over 20,000 acres of land and had over 25,000 cattle. But recently, after recommendations by the Shekatkar Committee, all military farms were shut in 2017.


Military Farms in India were set up to ensure a clean and continuous supply of cows milk to troops located in various garrisons across undivided British India. After Indian independence, the Indian Army continued and expanded the service. The farms spread over 20,000 acres of land and had over 25,000 cattle. But recently, after recommendations by the Shekatkar Committee, all military farms were shut in 2017.
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