Despite 45,000 MTs milk production, Srinagar still imports

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Srinagar, Jul 27 (UNI) Despite 45000 metric tones of local milk production, thousands of liters of milk is still being imported to meet the daily demand in Srinagar district.

The milk is being imported from Jammu and other northern states to meet the daily demand of the people living in the district, official sources said today.

They said thousands of liters of milk was also being brought to the city from south and central Kashmir villages by individuals and groups daily in the morning.

Besides a number of milk federations supply thousands of milk packets in the city.

However, during winter when roads get blocked due to snowfall, people in Srinagar face acute shortage of milk.

Meanwhile, a Chief Animal Husbandry officer, Srinagar, said as a result of strenuous efforts put in by his department, the annual milk production has touched 45,000 MTs in Srinagar district and is expected to rise by 10 per cent more.

He said 16,000 animals have been treated against contagious and non-contagious diseases and 12,000 animals dozed against liver fluke so far this fiscal. As many as 4640 artificial inseminations were performed and 2276 births stand recorded.

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