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Assam government and National Dairy Development Board signs MOU to set up joint venture

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The Assam government and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture business worth Rs 2000 crore with the goal of processing 10 lakh litres of milk in seven years through six new milk processing plants.

According to the government, this will benefit around 1,75,000 Assam dairy farmers and enhance their profits.

Historic day for Dairy sector in Assam

At the occasion in Guwahati, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Parshottam Rupala remarked that the animal Husbandry sector can help Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieve his aim of doubling the income of the country’s farmers.

Assam government signs Mou with NDDB
picture source: Himanta Biswa Sarma/ Twitter

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma described the day as historic, saying it will alter state’s dairy industry. By bolstering dairy sector development and creating livelihood chances, the MoU will usher in a new age of rural economic development.

Dairy sector to boost state’s economic growth

According to the MoU, NDDB and the Assam government would form a joint venture business worth Rs 2000 crore with the goal of processing 10 lakh litres of milk through six new milk processing units in seven years. He stated that this will benefit around 1,75,000 dairy farmers in the state and enhance their revenues.

Two cattle-feed and organic manure production units would also be established as part of this MoU. Artificial insemination and the import of high-yielding cow breeds would also be pursued. Purabi Dairy’s expansion project, which will raise its production capacity from 60 to 150 thousand litres per day, also broke ground today (TLPD).

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picture source: Himanta Biswa Sarma/ Twitter

The Chief Minister invited all dairy cooperatives to participate in healthy contests for Assam’s economic growth, promising that the state government will assist them. He also emphasised the need of multi-cropping and diversifying agricultural approaches, as well as hard labour and perseverance.

“With this initiative, Atmanirbhar Assam’s mission begins in earnest, and we are certain that we will be able to reduce our reliance on other states for milk and other food goods.” People’s spending on meat, milk products, and other items has increased as Assam’s GDP and per capita income have climbed, and the Chief Minister stated that “Assam must become self-reliant in satisfying its own requirements without relying on other states to stop the revenue flow.”

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