KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan on Monday called for establishment of dairy plants with a complete set of machinery required for milk pasteurisation in the district to meet the demand of pasteurised milk.
The CEC stated this while chairing a meeting of the officers of Cooperative and Animal Husbandry Department convened to review the status of projects undertaken by the departments for the encouragement of local milk and other cooperative societies in Kargil, an official handout read.
The CEC underlined the need to enlighten the local cooperative societies with the latest technical know-how, and to spread awareness with regard to the schemes and incentives of the government. He said such steps will go a long way in boosting the framers economy.
According to the handout, there are six registered milk processing societies in the district which supply an average quantity of five lakh litres of milk annually to Army as well civilians.
Under the Intensive Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) sponsored by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) a number of projects for the establishment of dairy farms, poultry farms, Cooperative Super Bazaars, District Consumer Cooperative Stores at block levels, Primary Agriculture Credit Societies, Milk Cooperative Societies in the district are under pipeline and work on their establishment is expected to be kick-started in the present year, the handout further read.
The CEC while underlining the need to prepare a revised project for the establishment of Milk Producers Cooperative Society in the district at the district headquarters directed the concerned officers to prepare DPRs in this regard by engaging learned consultants so that the matter for the provision of funds could be taken up with state government, the handout added.