To promote dairy sector in Assam, state government and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) will form a company.
In an attempt to expedite the economic development of the milk farmers and make the dairy sector more commercially viable, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a meeting with the senior officials of NDDB.
The meeting had a threadbare discussion on key steps that NDDB had undertaken for the development of dairy sector in the state. In the meeting it was decided that a joint company would be formed with a joint coordination of State government and NDDB which would decide on an action plan and act on that for the promotion of dairy sector.
The Chairman of the company will be Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister as the company will be formed with equal share holding pattern between the State government and NDDB. Chief Minister Sarma asked Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department to complete all modalities to form the company by October so that the company can start its work by November. He maintained that the steps will be taken to give a new momentum to milk revolution of the state.
Sarma during the meeting also asked the department to make sure that as a result of reform in the dairy sector, milk farmers get the highest dividend. He also said that steps have already been taken to increase the milk production of the state to the tune of 10 lakh litre per day. He also stressed on ramping up dairy processing infrastructure to give a new impetus to value addition to milk.
Source : The Economic Times Sep 13 2021