Meghalaya envisioned roadmap to empower dairy farmers

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Meghalaya, which is dependent on other States for its milk requirements, wants to become self-sufficient in milk production by 2022. In this regard, the state Government has envisioned a roadmap to empower dairy farmers, informing this, Deputy Chief Minister incharge of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department Prestone Tynsong spoke about the Government’s initiative to uplift rural livelihood through various mission mode projects under the dairy sector in the State.
The State Government is taking up various initiatives and programmes to ramp up milk production in the State which aims to transform the dairy sector. Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong while addressing a gathering to celebrate the National Milk Day 2020 at a function by the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department and Dairy Development, Meghalaya at Yojana Bhavan, Main Secretariat, Shillong, said, ‘Increased production and consumption of milk will help secure the nutritional security of children.’
‘Milk is a very important source of vitamins and protein and it could be one of the answers to combat malnutrition and improve the overall health of our children. In trying to fulfill the production requirement of our State in the dairy sector State we are also creating a very strong institutional setup in terms of cooperative societies which ultimately will give economic benefit to the people’, he said while lauding the efforts of the various dairy cooperatives in the State.
A booklet on “The Dairy Movement in the State of Meghalaya” was also released by the Deputy Chief Minister and at the same time, he also felicitated a 5-time International Kick Boxing Gold Medalist, Hameshaniah Suiam.
The function was attended by Deputy Chief Minister i/c Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department Prestone Tynsong, Principal Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department G.H.P. Raju, Chairman of Meghalaya Farmers Empowerment Commission K.N. Kumar and Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department Dr. Manjunatha C.