Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welfare schemes for dairy sector

PATHANAMTHITTA: The government will launch comprehensive welfare schemes for the nearly 14 lakh people in the States dairy sector, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies C. Divakaran has said.

The Minister was speaking after inaugurating a modern dairy plant of Milma constructed at a cost of Rs.14 lakh at Mamoodu, near Adoor, on Tuesday. He said the fodder subsidy for dairy farmers would be raised. The new plant, set up by the Thiruvananthapuram Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union (TRCMPU), can produce 60,000 litres of milk a day. Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy inaugurated the administrative block.

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