VIJAYAWADA: Emphasizing the need to strengthen the cooperative dairy sector in the state, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that it is only through such a system that women milk producers will benefit. Reviewing Jagananna Amul Palaveluva’s progress with officials on Tuesday, the chief minister said Amul’s entry left other dairies with no choice but to raise purchase prices. With this, dairy farmers get an additional income of between Rs 5 and Rs 15 per liter of milk.
Addressing the previous TDP government, he said that in the past some vested interests destroyed cooperative dairies for their own benefit and converted these newspapers into private newspapers. Cooperative service dairies have been targeted for the benefit of Heritage Dairy, he alleged. The chief minister said that the state government has implemented the YSR Cheyutha and Aasara programs for the sustainable economic development of women.
âTo further help them, the government has undertaken the construction of bulk milk cooling units and they will play an important role in the cooperative dairy sector, benefiting women milk producers,â he said. Officials were urged to strengthen the cooperative sector at the village level and bring more transparency. At the same time, they were ordered to initiate measures for the relaunch of Chittoor Cooperative Dairy, a long-standing demand of dairy farmers in Chittoor district.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister released the Jagannanna Palavelluva Guidelines for Secretaries and the Jagannanna Palavelluva Training Manual designed by the Federation of Dairy Development Cooperatives of Andhra Pradesh.
Providing an update on the fishing industry, he said aquatic centers and retail stores are being set up statewide not only to provide nutritious food to the people, but also to provide better food. price to aquaculturists by increasing local consumption. He said complaints had been received that exporters and processors were forming a union and reducing tariffs for aquaculturists and added that the government was intervening in the pre-processing, processing and sales sectors. retail to resolve this issue. He asked officials to promote seafood exports. “Also consider setting up restaurants in aquatic centers in the future,” he said, while posting the Fish Andhra logo.