Governor Acharya Devvrat today inaugurated Milk Pasteurisation and Animal Cattle Feed Development plants at Namhol in Bilaspur district. Speaking on the occasion, he said that agriculture was the backbone of the economy of the State ad it was a matter of contentment that farmers of the State were taking up off-season vegetable production at large level which had helped in them in improving their life style. He also applauded the efforts of Kamdhenu Hitkari Sabha, Namhol for playing a major role in milk production and improving the economic condition of the farmers of the area by providing them avenues of self- employment. He expressed happiness that the Sabha was catering to milk requirement of 2800 families of around 200 villages of district Bilaspur besides Sundernagar, Dhardlaghat,Shimla, Mandi, Hamirpur and Solan towns.He urged the farmers to get associated with the organisation to improve their economy adding that emphasis should be given on rearing of cattle producing good quality milk.
He also awarded cheques to 12 best milk producers amounting to Rs. 7, 42,233 and Rs. 5, 63,223 to various others milk producers.Acharya Devvrat also inaugurated the Special Olympics National Games at historical Luhnu ground of Bilaspur town. The National Training camp at Bilaspur was being organised to select and train the sportspersons representing India for the Special Olympic World Winter Games to be held in Austria in March, 2017. He said that 500 special players including boys and girls of Himachal Pradesh would be participating in the floor ball and snow events.