Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister J. Chinchurani has reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure the economic and social security of dairy farmers in the State. Inaugurating the State-level observance of the World Milk Day organised at Vellar through videoconferencing on Thursday, Ms. Chinchurani stressed the need to propagate the importance of dairy products that are storehouses of nutrients. She also pointed out that dairy farmers are assured a decent income due to a sustainable market for milk in the State.
M. Vincent, MLA, presided. The award for the best procurement assistant in dairy societies was presented to K.K. Soudamini of the Karukappilly dairy society in Ernakulam. The award for the best lab assistant went to Balamani of Kalicharaman dairy society in Kasaragod. Milma chairman K.S. Mani, Director of Dairy Development A. Kowsigan, State Dairy Lab joint director Bindumon P.P. and State Dairy Farmers Welfare Fund Board chairman V.P. Unnikrishnan were present.