Haryana to involve more women in dairy developmment

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Chandigarh, Jun 2 (UNI) The Haryana government is all set to increase production of milk and dairy products by involving more and more women in dairy development in the state.

Stating this here today, an official spokesman said women dairy project programme was being implemented in the districts of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Jind, Rohtak, Faridabad and Sirsa, benefitting 10,000 women through 200 exclusive women dairy cooperatives.

The districts of Rewari, Mahendergarh, Sonepat, Bhiwani and Jhajjar were also likely to be covered under the programme during 2008-09, he added.

He said women dairy cooperative societies were being provided financial assistance for the purchase of Milko Testers and Automatic Milk Collection (AMC) units.

Out of a total of 1,300 women cooperative societies, as many as 958 societies had purchased milko testers/AMCs with the financial assistance provided by the government.

Under a scheme of central government 75 per cent grant was also provided for the purchase of bulk milk coolers, he added.

He said Rohtak milk plant was being expanded at a cost of Rs 19 crore to increase its milk handling capacity.

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