The Assam government has entered into an agreement with the National Dairy Board to increase milk production.
Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to increase daily milk production in the state to more than one million liters.
“The MoU will benefit a large number of dairy farmers in the eastern districts of Assam. We aim to increase the daily milk production in the state to over one million liters,” said Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Earlier, addressing various milk cooperative unions of North Eastern States at North East Dairy Cooperative Conclave 2022 for the first time here, Sarma expressed hope that the agreement to hand over operational management of East Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Union It will be decisive. East Assam Milk Producers Union, ”said the Chief Minister.
Conclave hosted by West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited (WAMUL) at Sankar Deo Kalakshetra in association with National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India Limited (NCDFI) Is known from
Representatives of Dairy Farmers and officials of Dairy Cooperative Unions of the Northeastern States attended the conference. In addition, about 500 dairy farmers from Assam and about 100 farmers from the northeastern states participated in the event.
Gomti Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited (Tripura), Manipur Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited (Manipur), Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited (Sikm), Mizoram Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited, Union Limited (Nagaland), East Khasi Hills District Cooperative Milk Union Limited (Meghalaya) and Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited (Arunachal Pradesh) took an active part in the discussion.
During the conclave, the Chief Minister of Assam inaugurated a cattle feed manufacturing facility at Purbi Dairy.
Addressing the conclave, the Chief Minister expressed optimism about dairy development in the region and assured that people would soon see a sea change in the dairy sector in the North East.
NDDB Chairman Manish Shah, who was also present on the occasion, reaffirmed the Board’s commitment to dairy development in Assam and the entire North East.
He directed the Chief Minister of Assam in particular to increase milk production in the state, increase the coverage of dairy cooperatives as well as provide quality and safe milk and dairy products to the consumers on a large scale in the state. Highlighted the responsibility assigned to development.