Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said on Friday that Vijaya Dairy would soon increase the number of outlets in the State to 1,000 in view of the increase in customer base. This will also help in generating employment to over one lakh people, he said.
Addressing a press conference at Telangana Rashtra Samithi Legislature Party office here, the Minister said marketing facilities would also be provided to Vijaya Dairy to compete with private companies to sell its products and the new ice-cream range that has already been launched.
Stating that preference was given to dairy development in the budget, Srinivas Yadav said Vijaya dairy, which was earlier in losses to the tune of Rs 30 crore, had now emerged as a profit-making unit. State dairies, with a turnover of Rs 600 crore, have so far recorded over Rs.60 crore in profits. The dairy sector that was on the verge of closure has now become a profit generating sector in the State. “The entire credit goes go to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao,” he said.
The Animal Husbandry department was getting more recognition under the leadership of Chief Minister. As promised earlier, the State government was releasing Rs.30 crore to encourage dairy farmers in the State, the Minister said adding that the welfare of dairy farmers was an important issue for the government.
There are as many as 2.15 lakh members in dairy societies, Srinivas Yadav said, adding that guidelines would soon be prepared for distributing three lakh sheep to the shepherds community in the State.
“We will prepare guidelines in such a manner that there would be no scope for irregularities,” he said, adding fodder grass seeds would also be given to the beneficiaries.
The Fisheries department has drawn up plans to launch 150 mobile outlets to sell quality fish to people who are presently going to the popular Ramnagar fish market and Begum Bazaar along with other markets. “We will soon sell quality fish in colonies through our mobile outlets,” the Minister said.
Source : Telangana today March 19,2021