Sunday Observer Online
   

Home

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Untitled-1

observer
 ONLINE


OTHER PUBLICATIONS


OTHER LINKS

Marriage Proposals
Classified
Government Gazette

Move to boost local milk production

Milk farmers should be given incentives such as higher prices for liquid milk, said Livestock Development Ministry Secretary A.H. Gamage. The purchase price of a litre of liquid milk was increased to Rs. 50, an increase of Rs. 15 last week the Secretary said.

Sri Lanka has targeted to produce 50 percent of the country's milk requirement by 2015.

The recent floods had caused severe damage to the milk industry destroying the livestock, specially in the Eastern and Uva provinces.

The Secretary said that the habit of drinking liquid milk should be encouraged. The country spent around Rs. 3.9 billion annually for import of milk powder products, he said.A spokesman for the Cooperative Development Department said that a special program was launched to upgrade the milk producing Cooperative Societies. The best way to improve the milk industry is to organise and educate the milk farmers on the latest innovations. Milco and Nestle companies - the two leading local companies purchase liquid milk mainly from milk producers cooperative societies, he said.

 

EMAIL |   PRINTABLE VIEW | FEEDBACK

Damro
Tender for the Capacity Expansion of the GOSS Magnum Press
www.apiwenuwenapi.co.uk
LANKAPUVATH - National News Agency of Sri Lanka
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL)
www.army.lk
www.news.lk
www.defence.lk
Donate Now | defence.lk
 

| News | Editorial | Finance | Features | Political | Security | Sports | Spectrum | Montage | Impact | World | Obituaries | Junior | Magazine |

 
 

Produced by Lake House Copyright 2011 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor