Atal Dulloo reviews dairy development in JK
JAMMU: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo, today chaired a meeting to review physical and financial progress under National Programme for Dairy Development being implemented by JKMPCL (EIA) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Executive Officer, Jammu Kashmir Milk Producers Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL), Gaurav Sharma, gave a Powerpoint Presentation informing that around 45 thousand milk producer members have been associated with them through 985 Dairy Cooperative Societies as on October 2022.
He further informed that tenders have been floated for the automation of dairy villages and enhancement of milk chilling infrastructure. Besides, a total Chilling Plant Capacity of 200 thousand litres per day and a Dairy Plant Capacity of 150 thousand litres per day has been achieved by the cooperatives. He also shared information regarding progress on the 50 TLPD Ultra High-Temperature processing plant at Satwari, Jammu and the enhancement of milk processing at Chashma Shahi, Srinagar.
Dulloo reviewed various issues including the allotment of land to JKMPCL at Jammu and Kashmir divisions and the introduction of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. He also took stock of the status of General Body meetings being organized at the village level.
Regarding the status of Lumpy Skin disease, ACS was informed that 10 lakh tablets and 1 lakh tablets for de-worming of cattle have been given to associated farmers by the JKMPCL on free of cost basis.
ACS called upon the officers to work hard towards the formation of around 3 hundred cooperatives in the next two months with an average enrolment of 3 thousand members every month in J&K. He also encouraged them to increase plant capacity, daily average milk procurement and incremental growth in production of milk and its products.
He assured that the land issues at Budgam and Jammu would be addressed on priority.