Investments over ₹500cr for the dairy sector | Lucknow News

Lucknow: The third inauguration ceremony brought proposals worth Rs 500 crore in the dairy sector. Officials and experts say the proposals will go a long way in boosting incomes for farmers in the state.
“Investment proposals worth around Rs 500 crore in the dairy sector are expected to play a vital role in raising rural incomes and creating jobs,” an official spokesperson said on Monday.
Quoting the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanaththe spokesman said, “A thriving dairy sector in Uttar Pradesh will help it become self-reliant and will also help double farmers’ incomes.”
The government aims to double farmers’ income from the dairy industry and gives top priority to dairy development in the state, he added.
The proposals come from DUSS Bareilly at Bareilly (Rs 80.3 crore) and Creamy Foods Limited at Bulandshahr (Rs 60 crore). CP Milk and Food Products Private Limited and DUSS Bareilly will launch projects worth over Rs 100 crore in Gorakhpur and Lucknow respectively.
“The cooperative sector plays an important role in achieving food security, reducing poverty, creating employment opportunities for women and providing a regular source of income to rural households,” said officials.
The dairy sector provides year-round employment while agricultural production employs rural labor for 90 to 120 days, officials added. “Strengthening cooperative dairy enterprises in areas where farming is less practiced will help generate alternative employment opportunities, especially for women and economically weaker communities,” they said.

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