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Arunachal signs MoU with NDDB to boost dairy sector
10 Jan 2017
Arunachal Pradesh today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand in Gujarat to kick-start a 'white revolution' in the state.
As per the MoU signed in presence of chief minister Pema Khandu, NDDB would conduct a survey related to milk production and consumption and identify areas of intervention in Arunachal Pradesh, an official release said here. Based on the survey, NDDB would prepare a five-year dairy development plan and provide technical support to the state to set up a milk procurement system. NDDB would also provide technical support in terms of establishment of dairy infrastructure, cattle feed and mineral mixture plant besides providing training and capacity building of farmers, dairy technicians and others.
Mineral mapping of the state would also be done to find out the status of mineral deficiency in soil and based on that NDDB would formulate composition of area specific mineral mixture, the release said. While chief secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin signed the MoU on behalf of the state government, NDDB was represented by its chairman Dilip Rath. The state government signed another MoU with the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), as part of the investment promotion activity for Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2017. With a view to encouraging economic cooperation between the two states, the MoU paves way for the GIDC to facilitate Arunachal Pradesh Industries Department to obtain permissions, registrations, approvals and clearances from departments of Gujarat as per existing policies, rules and regulations of the state government, the release added.