Peddapalli: NTPC-Ramagundam has come forward for cattle breed improvement programme (CBIP) through the establishment of integrated livestock development (ILD) centers in the surrounding villages of the power plant.
Under its community social responsibility (community development), NTPC has decided to setup ten ILD centers with an estimation of Rs 1.7 crore to provide services of artificial insemination and veterinary first aid to cows and buffaloes at the doorsteps of the farmers.
Centers will be run by J K Trust Gram Vikas Yojana for five years.
General Manager (HR), NTPC-Ramagundam, M S Ramesh on Monday inaugurated ILD center at Kazipalli village and reiterated NTPC’s commitment for nearby farmers.
The project aims to provide breeding, feeding and management services at the door steps of the dairy farmers in the 25 surrounding villages, he added.
This would not only help in milk production from present 3 liters to 7 liters a day for a breedable animal but also increase the breedable population in 25 villages from present 11,000 to 20,000 in next five years, said PV Sharma, State Project Manager, JK Trust.
ILD centers will be operated in Kazipalli, Gunturpalli, Jaulapalli, Maradpalli, Kannala, Jayaram, Potiyala, Murmur, Raydandi and Malayalpalli. Each center will be operated by an expert.