Subsidy On Purchase Of Milch Cattle----Phillaur
Advanced Dairy Farming Institute To Be Set Up
5 Dariya News
Chandigarh , 08 Oct 2012
In order to develop dairy farming and encourage youth towards adopting it as a lucrative business in Punjab, the state government has decided to give 25 percent subsidy on the purchase of milch cattle. An advanced institute of dairy farming in collaboration with Israeli firm Dairy Farming Solutions (DFS) would be set up in the state. The institute would also provide the technique for the scientific handling and processing of milk. Disclosing this here today Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Dairy Development Minister Punjab said that more hi-tech dairy units would be set up in the state and the subsidy amount for setting up the dairy units with 2 to 10 cattle would be deposited in the account of the beneficiary once the dairy unit was set up. Adding further, the minister said that in order to promote Dairy as an alternative venture to the agriculture, the Dairy Development Department has launched a comprehensive training Programme for young dairy farmers in the state. He called upon the trainees to acquire excellence in the venture, so that they could run profitable dairying on modern lines as per latest techniques. He also emphasized the need to develop best breed of cows and buffaloes to enhance the production of milk in terms of quality and quantity.