Guwahati: In an attempt to expedite the economic development of the milk farmers and make the dairy sector more commercially viable, Assam government to form a joint company with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
The company will decide on an action plan and act on that for the promotion of dairy sector in the state.
The Chairman of the company will be Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister as the company will be formed with equal share holding pattern between the state government and NDDB.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday held a meeting with the senior officials of NDDB and asked Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department to complete all modalities to form the company by October so that the company can start its work by November.
He maintained that the steps will be taken to give a new momentum to milk revolution of the state.
Sarma also asked the department to make sure that as a result of reform in the dairy sector, milk farmers get the highest dividend.
He also said that steps have already been taken to increase the milk production of the state to the tune of 10 lakh litre per day. He also stressed on ramping up dairy processing infrastructure to give a new impetus to value addition to milk.