Dairy Kiosk In­au­gu­rated at Changkhorlo

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The Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Forests Ly­onpo Yeshey Dorji in­au­gu­rated the Kiosk, a re­tail out­let for dairy prod­ucts from dairy groups and as­so­ci­a­tions in­sti­tuted across the coun­try. The out­let is aimed at pro­vid­ing as­sured mar­ket for pro­duc­ers and an ac­cess to qual­ity prod­uct for the con­sumers. Kiosk will be op­er­ated by the Youth Busi­ness Co­op­er­a­tive on public pri­vate part­ner­ship modal­ity on last Mon­day.

There are 153 func­tional dairy groups and as­so­ci­a­tions which col­lec­tively pro­duce around 30920 MT of fresh milk. With the sub­sidy sup­port pack­age for two unit dairy cows in 10th five year plan had stim­u­lated do­mes­tic milk pro­duc­tion growth by 8% per an­num. There­fore, Depart­ment of Live­stock in­tends to con­tinue the mo­men­tum in the 11th FYP with ma­jor fi­nan­cial sup­port ser­vices from Busi­ness Op­por­tu­nity and In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre.

Fur­ther, Depart­ment of live­stock ex­pressed their strat­egy to pur­sue ‘pro­duc­tion by mass’ which will mo­ti­vate small and medium scale farm­ers in large scale pro­duc­tion of milk with as­sured pro­vi­sions of mar­kets with de­cent mar­gin.

The dairy out­let Kiosk was ded­i­cated to the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk for his 60th birth an­niver­sary as a trib­ute from Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Forests and from the en­tire stake­hold­ers and cit­i­zens of Bhutan.

Fi­nally Depart­ment of Live­stock took the priv­i­lege to ac­knowl­edge the prompt sup­port of Thim­phu Thromde, Thim­phu Dzongkhag and the Min­istry and sis­ter agen­cies for the con­stant guid­ance.

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