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Intensive Dairy Programme Extended

30 December 2008

INDIA - The commissioner of animal husbandry and dairy, government Manipur I.S. Laishram has said that the Intensive Dairy Development Programme (IDDP) would be extended in all five hill districts of Manipur namely Ukhrul, Chandel, Churachandpur, Tamenglong and Senapati districts at the cost of about 300 million rupees (INR).

KanglaOnline reports that it was finalized in a meeting held at the Krishi Bhawan here with the Union joint secretary (animal husbandry), Dilip Rath. Mr Laishram accompanied the managing director of the Manipur Milk Producers Union, Th Santikumar Singh, in the meeting.

Mr Laishram said that the five hill districts would be covered under the Phase III of the programme. Under the IDDP Phase I, the Central Dairy Plant at Porompat was developed. The four valley districts – namely Imphal east, Imphal west, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts – were already covered under the IDDP Phase II.

He further stated that the pattern of funding would be 100 percent grant-in-aid basis from the Central government to the state milk federation or district milk union. The state government would bear the expenditure for cost of land for chilling centres, dairy plants, liquid nitrogen plants, cattle feed storage godowns, establishment of cattle/buffalo farms; provision of water and electricity connection; and salary of project implementation and monitoring staff.



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