To check the adulteration of milk and milk products in the district, the Dairy Development Board is organising several camps, under the Mission Tandrust Punjab, in Ludhiana. Between June 5-July 14, 2018, the Dairy Development Board organised 18 different camps in different parts of Ludhiana district where milk samples were checked and the public was educated.While providing information, Dilbagh Singh Hans, Deputy Director, Dairy Development Board, informed that the department organises 8 village-level and two block-level awareness camps for public. He said that during these camps, a total of 550 samples were collected, out of which 340 samples passed while 210 samples failed (10-30 percent water found in milk).He further informed that a block-level camp was organised at village Purain in which more than 120 people were educated about dairy farming. Similarly, several free milk testing camps were organised in different wards and villages of Ludhiana.
Mr Hans informed that the department also visits various schools, where the students are educated about the ways to check adulteration of milk. The experts from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana as well as from the Dairy Development Department educate the participants about various aspects of milk and milk products in detail. These experts educate the public about ways to check adulteration in milk and its products, Food Safety Act, Dairy Farming as well as about various schemes of Punjab government.Mr Dilbagh Singh Hans informed that under the Mission Tandrust Punjab, the Dairy Department is committed for educating the public about the ways to check adulteration, supply of pure milk and its benefits. He appealed to the public that if they have any information about adulteration of milk or its products, they should immediately bring it to the notice of the department.