Minister urges farmers to avail cooperative schemes

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LEH: Minister for Ladakh Affairs and Cooperatives Chering Dorjey Lakrook on Wednesday urged farmers of the mountainous district to avail loan facilities being provided through National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) for increasing their agriculture and milk products.
The minister was interacting with the representatives of cooperative marketing societies of Leh, Changthang, Kharu, Sakti, and Sham areas here.
The farmers were given a detailed resume of terms and conditions for availing the loan for dairy development, fruit cultivation like apricot and seabuckthron, vegetables, and wide range of by-products. They were also told about the value addition possibilities like tetra packaging and other components, a handout read.
Dorjey asked the representatives of cooperative societies to “create mass awareness about the NCDC project” so that the farmer community could get the benefits under the scheme. He also called for getting feedback for introducing area specific measures, it read.