Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner Somcha Lowang launched the Chief Minister’s White Revolution Scheme (CMWRS) in the district on Thursday by inaugurating a dairy farm.

Somcha Lowang handed more than 15 dairy cows to Kago Shangkhang, a beneficiary of the scheme at Dilopolyang Village near Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh.

The programme was organized by the animal husbandry and veterinary department of the district.

Speaking on the occasion, Lowang encouraged the youths to grab the entrepreneurial opportunities being provided by the present government and advised the CMWRS beneficiaries to ensure that the flagship programme becomes a success.

“The beneficiaries have to take utmost care of the cows for the first few weeks so as to let them acclimatize with the cold weather of Ziro. Personal interventions and regular inspections and checkups by veterinary officials will have to be scheduled to ensure the milch cows are in their best shape,” she said.

The deputy commissioner called for developing an inter-sectoral department work culture.

“The activities of all the departments are interlinked. Therefore all the departments should work in tandem for the success of a scheme,” she said.

District veterinary officer Hano Tama dwelt at length on the objectives of the scheme.

“Besides a livelihood programme, the scheme also aims to expand, enhance and introduce scientific rearing of dairy animals and thereby improving the economic status of the dairy farmers,” he said.

Under this flagship programme launched by Arunachal Pradesh government, five progressive and modern entrepreneurs of the district are being provided with the special assistance of Rs.10.80 lakh as government share and Rs. 2.70 as beneficiaries share for the construction of dairy cow shed for accommodating 15 cows with provision to accommodate 10 more dairy cattle, Tama added.

Akhangmiyo ZPM Hibu Yache also encouraged the local youths to avail the facilities provided by the government and opt for self-sustainable initiatives.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com