Dairy Sector to Boost Employment in J&K

INDIA - The Centre will develop the dairy and animal husbandry sector to create employment opportunities in Jammu & Kashmir.
calendar icon 6 August 2019
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The roadmap for the same is said to be under preparation. Recently, the head of the country’s largest dairy player, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells Amul brand of dairy products, RS Sodhi met Governor Satya Pal Malik in Srinagar to apprise him of the plans for dairy development in the State.

High-level talks

According to sources in the know, the Governor expressed the desire to strengthen the milk cooperatives in the State. Sodhi, accompanied by the Board of Directors of the Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers’ Cooperative Ltd (JKMPCL), also met the Chief Secretary of the State BVR Subrahmanyam and expressed the desire to expand the coverage of dairy sector. Amul is said to be extending support in technology, management and procurement systems.

For years, J&K’s dairy sector has been beset by challenges of low remuneration, costly milk production, competition from private dairy players, and farmers losing interest in animal husbandry.

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Source: The Hindu Business Line

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