Ranchi, Jul 31: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das asked the cattle rearers to increase milk production so that dependency on other states for milk can be reduced.
Addressing the people after inaugurating the cattle feed plant, laying foundation for dairy plant and launching the free of cost gift milk scheme for the school children he said that Jharkhand has to import milk worth Rs 350 crore to Rs 400 crore. He said that the people involved in animal husbandry should increase milk production so that the money keeps rotating in the rural economy.
He said that the farmers will not have to look for market to sell their milk but it will be purchased by the state government through Medha dairy and when the Rs 400 crore will circulate in the rural economy than the prosperity of the farmers will also increase and will also help to realize the goal of doubling the income of farmer till 2022. Mr Das said that increase in milk production will also increase ‘khowa’ manufacturing which has to be imported during festivities.
The Chief Minister directed the animal husbandry department that since cattle is infected with many diseases during the monsoon therefore every month camps should be organized to check the health condition of the animals. He said that in every village with the help of self help groups milk cooperative should be formed and added that one need not wait till 2024 for White revolution.
Launching the gift milk he said that this scheme is a step further to provide nutritious food to the children who are a future of the state. He said that the scheme is being started from Ranchi and eight near by districts and in future it will be implemented across the state and the children will be provided milk in five flavors and will also help to over come malnutrition.