Last month, Agriculture Minister Tariq Anwar and Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani were present on the occasion of Kisan Mala at Ranchi.Yesterday Nathwani visited Jharkhand along with two senior most experts from Gujarat.
They were R. S. Sodhi, the managing director of Gujarat Co-operatives Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and Rahul Srivastava, Managing Director of Amul, the world famous brand. The agenda was to explore the possibility as to how Jharkhand could find a place in the league of country’s top states through increasing production of milk, agricultural produces and animal husbandry.
B. K. Tripathy,principal secretary of Jharkhand’s animal husbandry and fisheries department had detailed discussion with these experts in a meeting held yesterday afternoon in Ranchi.Alok Kumar Pandey, director of Jharkhand’s dairy development and other officials also remained present on this occasion.
Sodhi and Srivastava shared their experience with the state officials and offered suggestions. Later on, they visited existing facilities of Jharkhand’ dairy corporation and offered tips to improve the working with little changes here and these.
Every body knows that Amul and GCMMF steered the milk revolution that began from Gujarat. This experience is being tried out now in West Bengal, Haryana and Delhi.