Dairy Darbar program enlightens villagers of Dollian Jatta

Kathua, Dec 22: Mission Director, Dairy Development, N S Bali, today inaugurated “Dairy Darbar” program organised by Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers’ Cooperative Limited in Dollian Jatta village, Hiranagar sector, district Kathua.

The event, a unique initiative of the government of J&K, was attended by around 400 milk producers associated with JKMPCL of the region. The program was organized to encourage and promote dairy as a remunerative vocation among the milk producers of the area.

Bali pointed out that the major challenge being faced by the milk producers is lack of right market for their produce with remunerative prices which is being taken care by JKMPCL. He assured the farmers that the J&K government is closely monitoring and pushing dairy development in the UT in a mission mode.

He said that best rates are being provided by JKMPCL among all state cooperatives which makes the dairy farming financially rewarding for youth and rural farmers. ”J&K government has planned progress of milk producers on priority by implementing different schemes and policies. Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers’ Cooperative Limited is always at the forefront of launching the technology needed to make high-quality processed milk and milk products”, he added.

On the occasion, MD distributed cheques for the Price Difference for 2022-23 among all the farmers present in the program. He also assured to establish dairy plants in both divisions of J&K. Further, he talked about progress made by JKMPCL over the years besides highlighting veterinary extension services provided in recent times. He spoke on progress of land allotment to JKMPCL in Jammu and Kashmir for establishment of new Dairy Plants.

A pledge was also taken to strengthen the cooperative model in the UT and stop the entry of private organisations with malafide intentions.

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