Hyderabad: The Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav has said that the State government would set a Rs 250 crore mega dairy unit in Mamidipalli of Rangareddy district to further strengthen the industry in the State.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, he said that the foundation of the state of the art dairy will be laid in the month of Shravanam. He said that the Animal Husbandry department has already launched a training centre on artificial insemination for the benefit of farmers in an area of 55 acres. “The Chief Minister’s aim is to strengthen agriculture and its allied activities particularly animal husbandry,” he said.
He said that the government is implementing several programmes worth crores of rupees for farmers in the sheep rearing, dairy and fisheries. “The union government also lauded Telangana’s initiatives. The State so far has distributed sheep to 50 percent of Golla Kuruma community so far,” he said. He added that the remaining beneficiaries will be given sheep shortly.
“While the Telangana government has distributed 80 lakh sheep, now the total number including their offspring has reached to two crore. Soon the government will launch outlets to sell ‘Branded Mutton,” he said adding that a committee is formed to study the feasibility of entering into the market with brand name.
Similarly the government is planning to open more and more and Vijaya Dairy (Telangana) products, to bring them close to the consumer. He said that the timely steps taken by the Animal Husbandry department has helped the State to overcome any shortage of milk or milk products during lockdown. The Minister also said that the government on Thursday released Rs 25 lakh each to Khammam and Wanaparthy to set up sheep markets in an extent of 5 acres each. He assured that the department is working transparently in the purchase and distribution of fishlings among fishermen.
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