Animal Husbandry sector can help in fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling the income of the farmers of our country says, Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying at Guwahati on 7 January 2022. He addressed the ceremonial signing of MoU between the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) & Assam government for diary development in the state.
Shri Rupala in his address appreciated the initiatives undertaken by the state government for the growth and development of dairy sector in Assam. He asserted that the new technology in animal husbandry must reach the farmers so that they can benefit from it.
The Union Minister Shri Rupala and the Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, also unveiled the foundation stone for the Purabi dairy expansion project under Assam Agribusiness & Rural Transformation Project.
Speaking on occasion Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the initiatives taken by state government will transform the rural economy and boost the dairy sector. He further added that a joint venture worth Rs 2,000 crore would be set up between the state government and NDDB in Assam under the MoU.
In his address, Shri Atul Bora, Minister for Agriculture, AHVD and Cooperation, Govt of Assam, said that this venture would bring white revolution in the state and its aims to create milk processing capacities to handle and add value to over 10 lakh liters of milk every day. This will help more than 1.75 lakh farmers increase their earnings and create huge employment at various levels of milk value chain, he added.
The Minister for Animal Husbandry &Veterinary, Mizoram, Dr K. Beichhua, Chairman of NDDB, Shri Meenesh Shah, Addl. Chief Secretary, Dept. of Cooperation, Govt. of Assam, Shri Maninder Singh, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GoI, Shri Atul Chaturvedi were also present in the event.