Guwahati, Jul 10 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda
Sonowal on Friday said 53 bulk milk coolers will be provided
to dairy cooperatives and milk producers under public-
private-partnership mode to support the sector.
Reviewing the dairy sector, Sonowal directed the Animal
Husbandry and Veterinary department to prepare a roadmap for
inspiring the youth to engage in the field through generation
of self employment opportunities, an official release said.
"The Chief Minister announced that the 53 bulk milk
coolers in possession of Dairy Development Directorate would
be provided to dairy cooperatives and milk producers under
public-private-partnership mode," it added.
He stated that collateral free loans will be provided to
dairy farmers through Kishan Credit Cards and asked the
officials concerned to hold discussions with banks so that the
milk producers do not face any difficulty in taking advantage
of the scheme.
"Huge employment opportunities would be generated if
Assam can capture this market by increasing milk production as
the state produces only one third of its total milk
requirement," Sonowal said.
He stressed on the need to study the problems in the
demand-supply-marketing chain while directing the department
to engage a dedicated team to assess the potential in the
Referring to successful homegrown milk brands like
Sitajakhala and Kanyaka, Sonowal emphasized the need to
attract the local entrepreneurs towards milk production and
processing industries while giving importance to milk by-
products like curd, ghee, cream, paneer, butter, ice-cream and
He directed the officials to travel to facilities of
well-known milk brands in the country like AMUL and Sudha for
obtaining technical knowledge and asked for a meeting between
the milk producers and him at the earliest. PTI TR
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