In a bid to provide nutritious and standardise feed to the milch animal and to increase milk production, the Punjab government is all set to establish state of the art modern dairy service centres . Stating this in a communique here, Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that to encourage the progressive dairy farmers and budding entrepreneurs for setting up such dairy service centres, subsidy of Rs 20 lakh be provided on each unit by the state government. He said generally the availability of green fodder is adequate in the kharif and rabi season with the exception in October and November months when farmers face acute dearth of green fodder for their milch animals. He said in order to tackle this difficult situation which adversely affects the milk production, the state government has chalked out this scheme to set up modern dairy service centres across the state. He said that silage would be produced in these dairy service centres from green fodder and maize, which is substitute of green fodder in adverse situation.
The Minister further said that this technique has already been developed in Punjab and many of the farmers-cum-entrepreneurs are selling silage made from maize to dairy farmers of state and also to the other states. He said that thousands of people are already operating in this business which has proved quite successful for crop diversification.
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