The News Scroll 10 July 2020  Last Updated at 9:17 pm | Source: PTI

Assam govt to give 53 bulk milk coolers to producers in PPP mode

Assam govt to give 53 bulk milk coolers to producers in PPP mode
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 market. 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 chocolate. 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 SNS SNS

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