Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb sought dairy giant Amul’s help to develop the dairy industry of the state.
A delegation of senior officials headed by dairy expert ST Deshai from Amul called on the Deb to discuss ways on developing milk-based economy in the state.
The Chief Minister hopes that Amul will help solve the problem of unemployment to an extent.
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) is the largest food company marketing milk and milk products under the brand name of Amul.
The CM sought help from Amul to implement his plan of distributing 10,000 cows to farmers in rural Tripura.
The state government had last month that it would launch a scheme for distributing 10,000 cows among 5,000 farmers to combat malnutrition and generate employment, reports TOI.
Tripura produced 1,74,260 metric tonnes of milk in 2017.
Deb said, If Tripura become self-reliant in milk production then there will be no need for importing milk from other states and the money of our state will not go outside. I sought Amul India Limited to help in this sector.”