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Milk village established in Jammu, “expected to bring white revolution”

Last Updated on November 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm

Directorate of Animal Husbandry sanctioned 114 dairy units in block Nagri of Kathua district took a new initiative to establish a Milk village which aims at boosting milk production and milk processing industry in the area.

The initiative was e- inaugurated by Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department and attended in Nagri by Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, Dr Sagar Doifode and DC Kathua Rahul Yadav and other officials and public Representatives. During the event the approval letters for establishment of 114 dairy units were distributed among the beneficiaries.

While addressing the occasion, Principal Secretary said that in tune with the Government’s pro-farmer measures, Animal Husbandry Department has initiated a number of schemes/programmes for boosting the milk production to benefit the farmers as well as to turn Jammu and Kashmir into milk-surplus region.

During the programme there was a demand from the PRIs that a mobile Veterinary Ambulance fully equipped with all the requisite facilities shall be provided in the Block Nagri that would cater to the needs of the livestock keepers by ensuring doorstep treatment of ailing animals.  which was readily accepted by the concerned authorities.

Director Animal Husbandry Jammu Dr Sagar D. Doifode while addressing the occasion said that in order to achieve the goal of doubling of farmers income relying solely upon agriculture won’t help and options in other allied sectors like Dairy and poultry should also be looked into. He further added that apart from raw milk sale, a dairy farmer should also go for processing and value addition of its produce for which the department is always ready to provide the required support.