Make use of facilities to increase production: Reddy

G. Somashekar Reddy, chairman of the Karnataka Milk Federation, has said that the Raichur, Bellary and Koppal (RBK) Milk Producers’ Union has plans to extend loans and other facilities to farmers and urged the latter to utilise such facilities to increase milk production.

Inaugurating the first floor of the Krishna Nagar Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union at Krishna Nagar camp in Bellary taluk on Friday, Mr. Reddy said that loans and facilities such as providing cattle feed, artificial insemination and milking machines were being extended to farmers by the RBK union to enable farmers to increase milk production.

The ice-cream unit being set up on the RBK union’s premises at an estimated cost of Rs. 10 crore would be inaugurated on June 21, Mr. Reddy said.

Mr. Reddy complimented Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for enhancing the milk procurement price from Rs. 2 a litre to Rs. 4.

M. Satyanarayan, president of the RBK union, who presided over the function, said that 22 buildings had been constructed at various places at a cost of Rs. 44 crore under the stewardship of Mr. Reddy, and the union was on the path of development.

Venkateshwar Rao of the Krishna Nagar union; Suresh Kumar, managing director of the RBK union; Satyanarayan, member of the gram panchayat, and members of the executive committee were present.

  • Make use of facilities being extended and increase milk production: Reddy

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