Assam Government, NDDB Sign MoU for the Holistic Development of Dairy Sector
In a significant move aimed at transforming the rural landscape through dairy farming, the Assam government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). This collaboration is set to bring about holistic development in the state’s dairy sector.
Ambitious Milk Production Targets
Atul Bora, the Minister of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary in Assam, revealed that the government has set an ambitious target of increasing daily milk production to 39 lakh litres in the state. The current production stands at 29 lakh litres per day, and the plan is to process an additional 10 lakh litres daily.
Making Assam Self-Sufficient in Dairy
Minister Bora emphasized the government’s vision to make Assam a self-sufficient state in both milk and egg production in the coming years. The collaborative efforts with NDDB aim to establish six mega plants within the state to further boost production and processing capabilities.
Initiatives for Dairy Sector Development
The Assam government has taken various initiatives for the development of the dairy sector in the state. Minister Bora highlighted the fact that around 95 percent of the total milk production in the state is currently unorganized.
Mega Milk Processing Plants
The Assam government has identified land at three locations to set up mega milk processing plants, each with a capacity of one lakh litres per day. These plants are part of the Assam Dairy Development Plan and will be established through a joint venture company of NDDB and the state government.
National Milk Day Celebrations
National Milk Day, celebrated on November 26, was marked in Guwahati this year. The event witnessed the presence of Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Parshottam Rupala, Arunachal Pradesh Minister, MPs, and other senior government officials.
In January of the previous year, the Assam government and NDDB signed a historic agreement to create a Rs 2,000-crore joint venture. The aim is to achieve holistic development in the state’s dairy sector, with a target to process 10 lakh litres of milk through six new units within seven years.
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