Hemant hands over Rs 10 Cr as honorarium for cattle rearers
Ranchi, June 29: Chief minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday inaugurated a state-of-the-art dairy plant at Sahibganj in Santhal Pargana.
Hemant Soren said that with the commissioning of this dairy plant built at Rs 34 crore, there would be a radical change in the lives of farmers, cattle rearers and milk producers. Their income will increase.
“In this way, along with our farmer brothers, the state will also become self-sufficient,” said Soren.
Chief Minister handed over a check of Rs 10 crore to the Jharkhand Milk Federation as an honorarium to the milk producers.
An MoU was signed between Jharkhand Milk Federation and Common Service Center (Pragya Kendra) at the inauguration ceremony of Sahibganj Dairy Plant. Under this, processing milk and milk products in the dairy plants of the state will be made available in the market by Medha Dairy. In this episode, all the milk products of Medha Dairy will be available at more than 20 thousand common service centers in the state. For this, the Chief Minister presented retail certificates to the operators today. In this way, the government has stepped in the direction of making these milk producers available from village to village.
The Chief Minister said that the present processing capacity of Sahibganj Dairy Plant is 50 thousand liters per day. The government will extend all cooperation to increase its capacity to one lakh liters and then to two lakh liters very soon.
Expressing concern, the Chief Minister said that today artificial milk and milk products are being sold indiscriminately in the market which has an adverse impact on our health and felt the need to promote the production of pure milk, so that people consume it and remain healthy.
The Chief Minister told the farmers that with your cooperation, the government has made a record of procurement of paddy. Now the government has given approval to open more than a dozen rice mills for this paddy to be used in its own state. In future, the government is making an action plan to bring many more such schemes for farmers and livestock farmers.
Processing of more than 1.5 lakh liters of milk and milk products per day from 6 hi-tech dairy plants across the state.So far more than 40 thousand milk producers and one lakh cattle have been connected with Jharkhand Milk Federation.
The government is giving Rs 200 crore annually to the bank accounts of milk producers.