Kozhikode

Expert panel to prepare new milk price table

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The Minister was inaugurating a dairy seminar organised in connection with a get-together of dairy farmers in the district at Palazhi.

Rural Development Minister K.C. Joseph has said that an expert committee will be set up soon to revise the milk price table in the State.

The Minister was inaugurating a dairy seminar organised in connection with a get-together of dairy farmers in the district at Palazhi here on Monday.

Mr. Joseph said the representatives of all stakeholders, including dairy farmers, primary cooperative societies and the Department of Dairy Development, would be included in the committee.

Presidents of various dairy farmers’ societies from the district had earlier submitted a memorandum to the Minister demanding the appointment of such a committee to look into the anomalies in fixing the prices of different categories of milk.

Self-sufficiency

The Minister lauded the contributions of the Malabar region to dairy development and the efforts to attain self-sufficiency in milk production.

Mr. Joseph said that Malabar was a region which had already become self-sufficient in milk production in the State.

“It can play a crucial role in making the entire State self-sufficient in milk production,” he said.

M.K. Jayan from Chathamangalam, whose head of cows gives 250 litres of milk a day, was selected as the best dairy farmer from the district at the function.

Another dairy farmer, Vijayan, who rears 35 cows and their calves, was also honoured.

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