The minister asks the officials to ensure that the mechanism of milk collection from the producers and distribution to consumers should remain unaffected by the lockdown
The state minister for higher education and dairy development, Dhan Singh Rawat has directed the officials that door to door supply of milk should be provided to the consumers. The minister said this while undertaking a review meeting of the officials of the dairy development department at his residence on Saturday. The meeting was held to ensure the supply of milk in view of the lockdown of 21 days imposed to break the cycle of infection of COVID-19. The minister directed the officials that the mechanism of milk collection from the producers and distribution to consumers should remain unaffected by the lockdown. He also suggested that a control room should be setup at the directorate for the purpose.
In a measure aimed at providing relief to the producers, the minister said that the special incentive would now provided by the cooperative milk federation. The incentive at present is being provided by the means of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the producers. He said that the collection of milk should be increased and more and more milk producers should be included in the cooperative milk federation. Rawat said that the supply of cattle feed and silage to the milk producers should be maintained and coordination with local administration should be done in case of any hindrance. The minister said that the surplus milk produced by the federations should be converted into MMP and white butter at the units of Meerut and Haryana so that they can be used for Anchal Amrit scheme when needed.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun