J&K govt aims to bring White Revolution in UT: LG
Visits AMUL Plant in Gujarat, says, modalities being explored for promoting dairy farming in J&K
Gujarat: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday visited AMUL Plant at Anand in Gujarat to have a first-hand appraisal of the facilities being put up for the milk production, processing and other related products.
He was accompanied by Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, AMUL.
The LG discussed the modalities for promoting milk production and increasing its capacity in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with active involvement of various stakeholders like AMUL, an official press release informed.
He said J&K government is making “reformative interventions to bring a new era of White Revolution in the UT, besides creating better livelihood opportunities for farmers and those associated with dairy production.”
Speaking on the growth potential of Milk Production and Dairy-farming in J&K, the LG said that the sector has a great potential to generate huge employment in the UT and can contribute massively in the socio-economic transformation of the farming community.
“J&K government is working on multi-pronged strategy to increase milk production and double the dairy farmers’ income. Big players like AMUL, in collaborative efforts with the government has a major role to play in the promotion and growth of milk production and other related activities in the UT,” he added.
The LG also asked Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi for working out a comprehensive plan for bringing revolutionary changes in the dairy sector in J&K.
He underlined the importance of exchanging ideas and sharing of knowledge, besides replicating the successful models being implemented in other States/UTs for having better outcomes.