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National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) & Govt of UP Sign MoU to Manage Varanasi Milk Union

Dimple Gupta
Dimple Gupta
Yogi Adityanath - Chief Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh

Giving a good push to fulfill PM Modi’s aim of doubling farmer’s income, on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the government of Uttar Pradesh, Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd (PCDF), Varanasi Milk Union and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), during a virtual ceremony.

Uttar Pradesh Minister of Animal Husbandry, Lakshmi Narayan Chaudhari, Secretary of Animal Husbandry Department (Govt. of India), Atul Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, (C&DD) Animal Husbandry Department (Govt. of India), Varsha Joshi, NDDB Chairman, Meenesh Shah, Principal Secretary Dairy Development Uttar Pradesh, Sudhir Garg, Milk Commissioner Uttar Pradesh, Bhusan Lal Sushil, incharge Managing Director (PCDF) Ravi Shankar Gupta and CEO Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Arun Mishra.

Lakshmmi Narayan Chaudhari, UP Minister of Animal Husbandry said – “In line with our Prime Minister’s aim of doubling farmers’ income, this developmental intiative of NDDB will motivate and involve milk producers and provide them the required economic resilience. This MoU will provide milk producers of Uttar Pradesh the essential market access, while broadly keeping sustainability and viability of the overall operations. Using Biogas to run Varanasi Milk Union’s dairy plant will be a path-breaking innovation. This unique technology-driven initiative will eventually bring rural prosperity.”

Meenesh Shah, NDDB Chairman said – “assured necessary support to Varanasi Milk Union will be provided so as to enable them better serve their members”, and added – “Dairy board’s will be in streamline the governance processes, focus on providing remunerative price to milk producers and ensure that consumers get safe and hygienic liquid milk and milk products.

Project Gir has been launched in Uttar Pradesh to fulfill PM’s dream of increasing milk production” – Atul Chaturvedi said while thanking UP government for launching this project in record time. He further added – “Under Rashtriya Gokul Mission inducted Gir cows will be used to increase productivity through IVF technology and soon Varanasi Milk Union plant will be able to process 2 lakh litres of milk. Varanasi Milk Union will be country’s First Milk Union to have biogas-based tri generation plant installed.”

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