Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday launched an immunity booster ‘Him Haldi Dudh’ manufactured by MILKFED on Wednesday. He also distributed incentives worth ₹16 lakh to milk producers in Mandi, Shimla and Kullu districts under the national programme for dairy development and interacted with them through video conference in Shimla. The CM said the turmeric milk had been developed by the Punjabi University bio-technology department had been patented. “The drink helps detox and has anti-hangover, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunity boosting properties,” he said. Thakur said that under the National Dairy Development Programme MILKFED had transferred ₹2,000 each into the accounts of 835 milk producers as incentive and also provided 5-litre stainless steel buckets to 1,000 mill producers for collection and transportation of milk for marketing. He said the state government had enhanced the procurement price of milk twice to facilitate milk producers. He said presently milk was being procured at the rate of ₹ 27.80 per litre. He said the capacity of MILKFED plants at Chakkar and Duttnagar had been enhanced. At present, MILKFED os managing eleven milk plants in the State and around 1,011 Milk Cooperatives are associated with the federation. Thakur said the… Read full this story
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