10 January 2017, Anand: With a view to promote dairying and rural livelihoods in Arunachal Pradesh, a high level delegation consisting of Shri Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Shri Chowna Mein, Deputy Chief Minister, Shri P D Sona, Parliamentary Secretary, Smt Shakuntala Gamlin, Chief Secretary from Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh along with senior officials met Shri Dilip Rath, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand on 10 January 2017. The Chief Minister is visiting Gujarat to participate in Vibrant Gujarat 2017.
The Govt of Arunachal Pradesh showed keenness to take immediate and urgent measures for dairy development in the state in the interest of the milk producers in particular and the cooperative movement in general.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to this effect on 10 January 2017 between NDDB and the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to boost dairying in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Dilip Rath said that NDDB will provide managerial and technical support to cooperative institutions so as to enable them better serve their members and promote a plurality of new producer institutions that remain true to cooperative values.
NDDB will conduct a study related to milk production and consumption to identify areas of intervention. Based on the study, the Dairy Board will prepare a road map in consultation with the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh. A breeding policy will be prepared to enhance milch animal productivity.
Shri Rath said that NDDB will help strengthen dairying and make it more meaningful and sustainable occupation for the milk producers of Arunachal Pradesh.