NDDB and Assam government sign MoU to increase milk production in state

Guwahati, January 7: The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the government of Assam on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Rs 2,000 crore business to process 10 lakh liters of milk to through six new units in seven years.

Under the memorandum of understanding, two production units for animal feed and organic manure will also be set up; high-yielding cattle breeds will be imported and artificial insemination practiced.

“The MoU will usher in a new era of rural economic development by increasing the development of the dairy sector and generating livelihood opportunities. This will benefit more than 1,75,000 dairy farmers in Assam and increase their incomes, ”Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said during the MoU signing program here, which was also in attendance. the Union Minister of Livestock and Dairy Production, Parshottam Rupala.

The chief minister called the joint venture a landmark and a step towards transforming Assam’s dairy sector.

The foundation stone for Purabi Dairy’s expansion project here was also laid on Friday. The project will increase the production capacity of Purabi Dairy from 60,000 to 150,000 liters per day.

Claiming that dairy farmers will receive a subsidy for fluctuations in the market prices of their products, Sarma, while ensuring government support, urged all dairy cooperatives to engage in healthy competition for the economic growth of the country. ‘State.

He also insisted on multiculture and the diversification of agricultural practices.

“With this project, the mission of ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’ begins in earnest and we are confident that we will minimize our dependence on other states for milk and other food products. With the growth of GDP and income per capita in Assam, the expenditure of the population on meat, dairy products, etc.

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