50% meat products consumed in Meghalaya come from outside, and called for self-reliance in this sector, by Chief Minister K.C Sangama.
“Almost 50% of the meat products available in the state, including pork, beef, mutton, poultry, fish and dairy products, are imported from different regions of India as our production is low. The livestock business amounts to the tune of about Rs 4,500 crore in the state, which means that about Rs 2,250 crore goes outside the state,” he said while encouraging local entrepreneurs to harness the opportunity that is available in the livestock sector.
He said the government is making the required investment to upscale the dairy sector in the state and that through the flagship “Dairy Mission” program, the state government has charted out various interventions to promote dairy farming.
“The government of Meghalaya is working with different dairy cooperative societies to encourage milk production across the state,” the CM said after laying the foundation for new Dairy Complex at Ganol in West Garo Hills District.
Post Date: 15 Feb 2022