Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has called upon dairy farmers to initiate steps to achieve self-reliance in milk production within two years.
Addressing dairy farmers at the State Dairy Meet at Manikkadavu here on Monday, the Chief Minister said that the State’s major challenge after achieving self-reliance in milk production was to increase meat and eggs production required by the State. Though the State had recorded achievements in education and development, it was still depending on other States for vegetables, milk, meat and egg.
In milk production, the northern region had increased production to meet the target, while the central and southern regions were trying hard to reach the target.
He also said that the government would explore new marketing avenues for the dairy sector by ensuring value addition and diversification.
Mr. Chandy also presented awards for dairy farmers and dairy farmers’ cooperative societies.