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P Harrison instructs MILCO officials to increase its daily dairy collection

Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Minister P Harrison has instructed MILCO officials to take immediate measures to increase its daily dairy collection up to 350,000 liters.

During a meeting held recently at the Rural Affairs Ministry with the executive officers of MILCO, Minister said that it was questionable the reason for the reduction of daily milk collection to 170,000 liters and instructed the authorities to strengthen the milk collection process of all collection centers.

The Minister further instructed the officials to implement a special training programme for dairy farmers in order to quality and the quantity of country’s milk production.

He also instructed to take immediate measures to start the constructions of chilling centres proposed to establish in Pulmude, Eppawala, Welioya and Rambewa.

The Minister also stressed the importance of enhancing local milk consumption by increasing the production of yoghurt and ice-cream.

 State Minister Amir Ali also participated to the meeting.


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