Panaji: July 21, 2014 …. Minister for Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Services and Health Shri Laxmikat Parsekar has said that the Government is planning to provide automatic milk collection machines to dairies in the state which will avail the farmers report of their milk its quantity ,fat grade and amount etc. He said the Government has earmarked an amount of Rs.2crores. for the said purpose.
Shri Parsekar was speaking at a meeting of milk producer farmers called by him at Pernem today. The objective of the meeting was to interact with farmers regarding their dairy business and to listen their success stories about their business and difficulties faced by them.
Speaking further Shri Parsekar said that the Government gives support price for crops to enhance agricultural production and incentive of 40% on milk production and various other schemes with the intention to boost milk production in the state. The Government gives importance to dairy farming and strive to resolve the problems by the dairy farmers in terms of getting subsidy in availing the scheme etc.
Shri Parsekar speaking informed that in order to educate farmers regarding the schemes, computerized billing and operation of automatic milk collection machine training camps would be arranged in future. The Government he said is in process of up gradation of existing Veterinary Health Center at Chandel and also initiates steps to open veterinary dispensary at Ibrampur to avail veterinary services to the farmers. He appreciated farmers for their spontaneous participation in the meeting.
Speaker of Legislative Assembly Shri Rajendra Arlekar called upon the farmers to invoke in them trust of becoming stakeholders of future white revolution in the state. He said it is required to work with firm determination to increase milk production to make the state self reliance. The concerned authorities have to encourage the farmers by supporting them in time he opined. He also complimented the Minister Shri Parsekar for his attempts to enhance dairy farming in the state.
Shri Pradeep Gaad, Shri Tukaram Mhamal, Shri Bhaiva Santosh Tilve, Shri Dasharath Gawade, Shri Girish Naik Shri Suryakant Gawade, Shri Dilip Dhavaskar,are those farmers who are dary farmers presented their success stories of milk production and also brought to the attention of the Minister various problems faced by them in acquiring schemes of the Government.
Dr. Yoghesh Naik Veterinary Doctor, compered the function, While Dr. Santosh Desai Assistant Director Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services proposed the vote of thanks.
The meeting was also attended by Dr. Braganza, Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Shri Milind Kerkar Chairman Pedne Shetkari Seva Sahakari Society , Shri Dipak Kalangutkar ZP Member, Dr. Gayatridas Gauthankar. and other farmers