While attending the 49th dairy industry convention in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, Union Home, and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the production of milk has increased 10 times since India’s Independence in 1947.
The Union Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Gujarat from Saturday and will attend various public events.
“From 1970 to 2022 India’s population has increased 4-fold and our milk production has increased 10 times due to our dairy sector,” said Shah at the 49th dairy industry convention in Gandhinagar. The minister further stated, “Our milk processing capacity is around 126 million liters per day, which is the highest in the world.”
Shah said, “The corporative dairy has helped poor farmers and women to become Atmanirbhar.” Further on he stated, “The IDA has played an important role in the development of the dairy sector. For the farmer’s technical session, the industrial session has been organized.”
“The dairy sector is an important aspect of the Indian economy. The contribution of the dairy sector is more than Rs 10 lakh crore. 45 crore people are associated with it,” he added.
The Home Minister is also set to attend the meeting of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) at the Circuit House in Gandhinagar.
Shah’s schedule also has a launch of a free food campaign at Civil Hospital in Gandhinagar in the afternoon. Thereafter, an inauguration of the Nardipur pond along with laying the foundation stone and e-inauguration of various other development works of Vasan pond and Kalol.
On Sunday, the Home Minister will lay the foundation stone of Junagadh district bank headquarters and inaugurate the APMC Kisan Bhawan in the agriculture camp at APMC Dolatpara in Junagadh.
Shah will go on to offer prayers at the Somnath temple and e-inaugurate various development works with the launch of Somnath Trust’s mobile app.
The Minister’s two-day visit to Gujarat will culminate after he attends the Gujarat Central University Convocation Ceremony.