Chandigarh, May 9:
The Punjab Government under crop diversification policy will extend 25 to 33 percent subsidy to the un-employed youth for setting up Dairy Farming units, for producing milk products, for purchasing milch animals and for purchasing milking machines.
Disclosing this Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries said that under the comprehensive policy, the Government has decided to provide self-employment to 500 un-employed youth in every district by encouraging them to set up dairy farming units. He said that concerted efforts are being also made to enable the farmers to fetch the competitive price of milk, to provide enabling atmosphere for the marketing of milk in other states.
He said that under this policy the department has also chalked out a training programme at each Diary Training and Extension Centres to provide latest technical training to the young farmers to make the dairy farming a self-sustaining and profitable profession. He said that to minimize the economic burden upon the already debt-ridden farming community, the government has decided to provide 25-33 percent subsidy to the young budding farmers to set up dairy units.
While divulging the schedule of training programme, Mr. Inderjit Singh Director Dairy Development Board said that in the first phase training would be imparted at Dairy Training and Extension Centre Bija (Ludhiana), Chitamali (Ropar), Gill (Moga), Abul Khurana (Sri Muktsar Sahib), Sardulgarh (Mansa), Phagwara(Kapurthala) and at Verka (Amritsar). He said that for selection of candidates counseling of 10th passed candidates would be held at concerned Dairy Training and Extension Centre on May 14, 2018, at 10 am. He said that any candidate of the age between 18 to 45 years having dairy farm of minimum 5 milch cattle can apply for training. For further information, one can contact the head office of Dairy Development Board at 0172-5027285 and 2217020 or can
e-mail at director_dairy @rediffmail.com.