There has been a sharp focus of J&K administration on milk production and in this direction a lot of schemes have been introduced so that there is self-sufficient milk available within the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir.
Recently in a review meeting the government has said that J&K is fast becoming self-sufficient in milk production.
The J & K administration recently held the First Dairy Conference for capacity building of farmers organized by the Department of Animal Husbandry Jammu.
One of the senior bureaucrats who is in charge of the Animal Husbandry Department while addressing the participating farmers through video conference, reaffirmed that Jammu and Kashmir is fast becoming self-sufficient in milk.
He added that during the last two years nearly 7 lakh people have been provided employment in the agriculture and allied sectors.
He urged the farmers, especially big dairy producers to focus more on value addition rather than on milk production only.
He said that the factories can make milk products like butter, ghee, etc where they can also avail benefits of government’s Parwaz scheme under which they can ship their produce in the shortest possible time to national and international markets.
He congratulated the organizers, resource persons and farmers for the capacity building programme and hoped that the participants would take many positives from the programme and apply them in their dairy businesses in order to run their units successfully and profitably.