Chandigarh, August 31, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
The Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Limited (Milkfed) today increased the milk procurement rates for the farmers to the tune of Rs. 10 per kilo fat w.e.f. 1-9-2019. Disclosing this in a meeting held recently, the Cooperation Minister, Punjab, S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that the main motive behind the step is to provide relief to the milk producers owing to the multiplying costs of animal feed and fodder.
He also added that top quality cattlefeed is also being provided to the milk producing farmers. Exhorting the farmers to associate themselves with Milkfed in large numbers because the strengthening of Milkfed would lead to the prosperity of the farming scetor. The minister further divulged that it is the record 9th time in a year that Milkfed has increased the milk procurement rates for farming sector.
On the occasion, MD, Milkfed Mr. Kamaldeep Singh Sangha apprised the minister that effective steps are being taken to ensure that Verka always believes in ensuring reasonable and adequate prices for the top quality milk for the milk producers and shares a huge chunk of its profit with the milk producers. He also added that better extension services are being provided to dairy farmers to increase their yield and prevent diseases.
This increases affinity of the milk producing farmers with the institution of Milkfed besides furthering the sentiment of responsibility with regard to producing top quality milk for it’s consumers thus leading to their robust health which is perfectly in sync with the Mission Tandarust Punjab.