The Department of Sheep and Animal Husbandry Rajouri set up more than 20 Veterinary First Aid Medical Camps for tribal migratory peoples in Gujjar and Bakkarwals in different locations in Rajouri district on the travel routes of migratory tribal peoples movement from the higher reaches of Pirpanjal to back in different areas of Rajouri district.
Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala visited West Assam Milk Producers’ Cooperative Union Ltd. (WAMUL-Purabi Dairy) at Guwahati on Thursday.
The Minister reviewed the status of activities currently being done by WAMUL, besides taking stock of its future plans.
The minister was apprised of the progress made by WAMUL under the management leadership of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
He appreciated the efforts put in by NDDB and the milk union.
During the presentation made by the Managing Director, WAMUL, the Minister emphasised fodder and silage-making activities and the utilisation of paddy straw.
He further said that activities such as manure management and beekeeping are playing important roles in enhancing the livelihood of dairy farmers through additional economic benefits.
He suggested expediting the procurement of slurry from the biogas project beneficiaries.
During the review meeting, the Minister was apprised of the commissioning works of the Purabi Dairy expansion project of WAMUL under APART.
He also reviewed the current status of the implementation of the Assam Dairy Development Plan (ADDP) to be implemented by the newly formed joint venture- North East Dairy and Foods Limited.
The Minister extended his best wishes to WAMUL for its future endeavours.
The review meeting was attended by Manish Thakur, Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Dept., and S Regupathi, Executive Director, NDDB besides other senior officials from Assam government, NDDB and WAMUL.