Srinagar: Prof. Nazeer Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir has inaugurated milk processing plant at Mountain Livestock Research Institute, Manasbal on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor laid emphasis on workers for maintaining proper cleanliness and hygiene in the plant. The institute is engaged to improve elite Jersey cattle through USA germplasm and bull calves are being supplied to Livestock Development Board for breeding purposes to improve milk productivity in Kashmir valley.
VC desired that all parameters related to hygiene need to be observed in the plant while processing and marketing the product.
The plant has the capacity of 3000 liters with processing rate of 500 liters of milk per hour. The institute is producing 500-800 liters of milk daily at its own and around 2200 liters of milk shall be procured from nearby milk producers for processing purposes. The milk will be available in half kg pouches. He also complimented the scientist and the staff for this achievement.