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Patiala to promote dairy farming

To promote dairy farming, the dairy development department of Punjab had sanctioned loan of Rs 18.38 crore to the farmers and helped in setting up 195 dairy farms in Patiala district in the last two years.

punjab Updated: Jun 06, 2013 22:27 IST
HT Correspondent

To promote dairy farming, the dairy development department of Punjab had sanctioned loan of Rs 18.38 crore to the farmers and helped in setting up 195 dairy farms in Patiala district in the last two years.

Deputy commissioner GK Singh said farmers were provided loans from Nabard for establishing dairy units having capacity from 2 milking cattle to 100 milking cattle. With the objective of providing employment to rural youths, dairy development department was providing adequate training to them.

As many as 1,139 farmers were motivated to adopt dairy farming through various awareness camps in the district during the year 2012-13.