Dec 7, 2018
Tripura is taking Amul’s help to develop a good dairy industry in the said, and regard to this Biplab Kumar Deb , Chief Minister of Tripura sought help from Amul India Ltd and hoped that help from Amul will solve the unemployment problem to some extent besides fulfilling the state’s demand for milk,
A delegation of Amul India, headed by senior dairy expert S. T. Deshai called on Deb at his office and discussed the prospects of developing the dairy industry and milk-based economy in the state. The minister said his government wants to share experiences in running dairy industry with Amul which has a vast experience in the sector and asked Amul to help in implementing his plan of distributing 10,000 cows to farmers in rural Tripura.
The state government had last month that it would launch a scheme for distributing 10,000 cows among 5,000 farmers to combat malnutrition and generate employment in the state.
Tripura produced 1,74,260 metric tonnes of milk in 2017 and this year, a government notice said that steps would be taken for augmenting milk production at Gomati Milk Cooperative Limited.
If Tripura become self-reliant in milk production then there will be no need for importing milk from other states and the money of our state will not go outside, said Deb and added that he hoped to have Amul’s full help to develop the sector.