Meghalaya Milk Mission: Highlights and Details

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Meghalaya Milk Mission was launched in Shillong by Union Agriculture Minister.

This project has sanctioned amount of Rs 215 crores through National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). The amount will be utilised for various training under dairy farm, chilling centre and purchase of milch animal.

Meghalaya Milk Mission has been conceptualised to plug the demand-supply gap in the per capita milk availability.

There are cooperatives in only 97 villages out of the 6449 villages of Meghalaya, while there can be cooperative societies in 60 per cent of the total villages.

The project consists of 2000 dairy farm units, in one unit there is provision for purchase of 5 cows, shed constructions, storage room construction, animal insurance, 79 bulk milk coolers of 500 litre capacity, 13 milk tankers of 3000 litre capacity etc. There is also a provision of Rs 1 crore for the training of farmers in the project.

Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) project for the entire State, computerization of primary co-operatives and the possibilities of starting an integrated piggery value chain project are being explored.

In addition with the Mission 2022 of Central Government, NCDC has started the ‘Mission Sahakar 22’ under which new employment opportunities are to be generated through cooperatives, strengthen the farmers economic condition by augmenting their income and fast track the pace of development in the State.

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