UP urges NDDB to manage Varanasi Milk Union for 5 yrs

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In an attempt to promote dairy farming in Uttar Pradesh, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has requested National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to manage the Varanasi Milk Union for a period of five years. NDDB has accepted the request of strengthening state’s dairy cooperative business. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between State government , Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd (PCDF), Varanasi Milk Union and NDDB during a virtual ceremony on Monday.\

Lakshmi Narayan Chaudhari, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries, Uttar Pradesh, Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, AHD, Govt of India, Meenesh Shah, Chairman, NDDB were present on the occasion. Chaudhari said that in line with Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s aim of doubling farmers’ income, this developmental initiative 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 in view 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.

He appreciated NDDB’s expertise in setting up modern dairy plants across India and making them profitable.

Chairman, NDDB assured necessary support to Varanasi Milk Union so as to enable them better serve their members.

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