Dairy farming could help farmers lead better life

Source : Timesofindia.indiatimes

Dairy farming could help farmers lead a better life at a time when some of them are committing suicide due to financial crisis, State Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sericulture, A Manju said here today.

Speaking after inaugurating the new Nandini flexi pack milk at Karnataka Milk Federation dairy premises at nearby Kulshekar, he said it was the responsibility of the government to support Dairy Farming in India.

He urged the people to buy Nandini milk products made from pure cow’s milk and free from adulteration.

“The state government is providing milk to consumers at a lesser price as compared to other states, the minister said. The government had increased the price of Nandini milk by Rs four, of which Rs three would go to the farmers.

The animal husbandry department provides subsidy to farmers for Dairy Farming in India.

The Siddaramaiah government had given Rs 900 crore to support dairy farming in the entire state, he said.

Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Veerendra Heggade, who inaugurated the new production unit and cold storage of Dakshina Kannada Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union, was felicitated on the occasion by Dakshina Kannada Cooperative Milk Producers Union.

The minister requested Veerendra Heggade to become the brand ambassador of KMF Nandini Milk and its products.

Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Ramanath Rai released Nandini flexi pack milk and state minister Abhayachandra Jain released 500 ml butter milk packets.

Health minister U T Khader, Nalin Kumar Kateel MP, J R Lobo MLA, Mohiuddin Bava MLA and KMF president P Nagaraj were among those present. MVG APR