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UP CM to felicitate dairy farmers next week

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura 

In order to encourage milk farmers in the state, would give out the 'Gokul Puruskar' in on July 11, a said.

While the highest milk supplying (Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation) would get state reward of Rs 2 lakh, the second position holder wouldget Rs 1.51 lakh, Minister for Dairying, Minority Welfare, Wakf and Culture, Laxmi Narain Chaudhary said.

He said the prize was initiated last year with a dual purpose -- to encourage the farmers to supply more milk as well as increase their income.

Similar prize of Rs 51,000 each would be given to farmers division-wise in order to motivate them to supply more milk to Parag Dairy, he added.

Chaudhary said for encouraging the farmers to produce more cow milk, the has decided to initiate the 'Nand Baba Prize' from this year.

It is the dream project of the and we are committed to make it a ground reality, Chaudhary said.

The commissioning of Kannauj milk plant, with capacity of four lakh litres per day, is slated for the current month, he said.

The salient feature of this dairy is that it will process only cow milk.

He said the of Parag dairies of the state would reach 26 lakh litres per day by March 2019 with the commissioning of nine more plants.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 15:45 IST