BANGALORE: Lauding the government’s move to support dairy farming by announcing `950 crore subsidy to dairy farmers, Bangalore Urban District-in-Charge Minister R Ramalinga Reddy said, good and safe milk and milk products can be expected from KMF and its sister organisations.
At the launch of ghee laddoos brought out by BAMUL, he said recent reports on adulteration of milk has caused a concern, “Milk is consumed largely by small children and if adulterated, will have a huge effect. Hence a policy that proposes strict action ,including a jail term, is needed to curb the menace. However, people can be safe by sticking to KMF milk and its products,” said Reddy.
Minister for Cooperation, H S Mahadeva Prasad said with 62 lakh litres, Karnataka is second in milk production. “Our aim should be to reach one crore and bypass Gujarat. The Chief Minister is also pushing for betterment of the field,” said Prasad.
He added that the CM who initiated Ksheera Bhagya for school children should be extended to six days from three and soon the government may pass orders in this regard.He said the federation like Hassan-Chikamagaluru, Mysore-Chamrajanagar need be divided and given individual identity. With regard to this, Shimoga-Chitradurga and Davangere will be separated and soon Chitradurga will get independent federation status, he added.
KMF Chairman Nagaraj who felt the need to insure livestock said, all cattle have to be insured for instance in case of BAMUL where `1.25 lakh cattle have been insured.
The federation also pitched in by managing 50 per cent of the cost.