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Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Thursday stressed on Jammu Kashmir Milk Producers Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL) to replicate the Amul success model of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation.

Replicate Gujarat Amul model in J&K: Samoon to JKMPCL

He said this during a meeting of all stakeholders called for taking a review of findings of a baseline survey conducted by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Anand regarding the status of the dairy sector in J&K.

The meeting was attended by Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir, experts from NDDB, CEO, Livestock Development Board Kashmir/ Jammu, DGM NABARD, Director Planning SKUAST K, CEO JKMPCL and other officers of Animal Husbandry Department here.

Experts from the National Dairy Development Board presented preliminary findings of the baseline survey in the meeting.

He reiterated the commitment of the Government that the dairy sector is a priority sector and establishing a separate dairy mission reflects the seriousness of the government in achieving the target of doubling farmers income by the year 2022.

The officers informed the meeting that the main constraint for the development of fodder in J&K is lack of availability of quality fodder.

Given these constraints, he stressed on promotion of integrated technologies and processes for enhancing the availability of fodder in J&K.

Dr Samoon directed all the stakeholders including NDDB to devise a concrete action plan for fodder development in J&K.

“Develop a strategy to promote the supply of quality seeds, production of fodder crops besides extending fodder cultivation to currently unutilized lands,” he told officers.

In this regard, it was decided that NDDB would submit a preliminary report of survey within two weeks and Detailed Project Report (DPR) by March 31, 2020.


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