Investments of over Rs 500 cr for dairy sector in Uttar Pradesh

June 21, 2022

The third ground-breaking ceremony brought proposals worth Rs 500 crore in the dairy sector. Officials and experts say the proposals will go a long way in augmenting the income of farmers in the Uttar Pradesh.

“Investment proposals worth around Rs 500 crore in the dairy sector are expected to play a vital role in increasing rural income and employment generation,” an official spokesperson said on Monday.

Citing chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the spokesperson said, “A flourishing dairy sector in Uttar Pradesh will help it become self-reliant and also contribute to doubling farmers’ income.”

The government aims to double farmers’ income from dairying and is giving top priority to dairy development in the state, he added.

The proposals are from DUSS Bareilly in Bareilly (Rs 80.3 crore) and Creamy Foods Limited in Bulandshahr (Rs 60 crore). CP Milk and Food Products Private Limited and DUSS Bareilly will start projects of over Rs 100 crore in Gorakhpur and Lucknow respectively.

“The cooperative sector plays an important role in achieving food security, reducing poverty, generating employment opportunities for women, and providing a regular source of income for rural households,” said officials.

The dairy sector provides employment throughout the year while crop production employs rural workforce for 90 to 120 days, officials added. “Strengthening cooperative milk business in areas where agriculture is less practiced, will help generate alternative employment opportunities, especially for women and economically weaker communities,” they said.

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