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Punjab govt to set up modern dairy centres across state: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government will support setting up of modern centres in the state to provide standardise feed to animals for increasing production, a said Friday.

To encourage the progressive farmers and budding entrepreneurs for setting up such service centres, a subsidy of Rs 20 lakh would be provided to each unit by the state government, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries said.

Dairy centres will produce silage, which is made from green fodder and maize and a substitute to green fodder, the said.

Generally, the availability of green fodder is adequate in the Kharif and Rabi season with the exception in October and November when farmers face acute dearth of green fodder for their animals, he said.

In order to tackle this difficult situation which adversely affects the production, the has chalked out this scheme to set up modern dairy service centres across the state, he said.

This technique has already been developed in and many of the farmers-cum-entrepreneurs are sellingsilagemade from maize to dairy farmers of state and also to the other states, he further added.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 20:20 IST