SAPTARI: Executive Director of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Babukaji Pant has said that the country has still 400,000 liters of milk in short supply daily.
If farmers focus on commercial animal husbandry, it will not only fulfill the insufficient milk but also aid national economy, he said.
He was concluding Friday the three-day Animal Husbandry Technical Training organised in Rajbiraj by the National Dairy Development Board for the dalits, women and backward communities of Saptari.
The board aims to establish milk collection centers in all the villages of the country, and will cooperate with farmers for keeping cattle, he said.
Chief of the District Livestock Office, Dr. Kashinath Yadav said his office was ready to assist the farmers for commercial animal farming as farmers could not rise above traditional farming.
At the programme presided over by Chief of Jagadamba Medical College Rajbiraj, Rameswor Narayan Jha, Director of the National Dairy Development Board Dr. Balak Chaudhary said the training was for inspiring farmers to produce milk.
At the programme presided over by Revolutionary Journalists Association Saptari Chairman Raju Biswokarma, participants Maheswor Yadav and Babita Biswokarma also expressed their views.
Some 30 farmers from dalits, women and backward communities had participated in the training.