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MOKOKCHUNG, Dec 11: Commissioner & Secretary, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, L.H Thangi Mannen inaugurated the Strengthening of Mini Dairy Plant & Milk Products Unit at Mokokchung town on 11th December 2015.The strengthening of the Dairy plant and the Milk Products Unit was sponsored by Nagaland State Dairy Co-operative Federation Ltd. (NSDCF) and Nagaland Livestock Development Board (NLDB). The inauguration came just ahead of the celebrations of Mokokchung Town 125 years which commences from 12th December 2015.
In her inaugural speech Thangi Mannen said even though the department is making a small beginning by launching the Milk products Unit along with strengthening the existing dairy plant, it would go a long way in giving a boost to the economy of the district. She said that the Department is in the process to strengthen the Milk Plant and to further enhance the newly launched milk products unit. Stating that Mokokchung is suitably located and has the advantage of stretching its economic activities to neighboring districts, Thangi Mannen called upon the people of Mokokchung to wake up from their slumber and explore ways to improve their economy. The Commissioner & Secretary also said it is high time to explore ways beneficial activity instead of always depending on government.
DC Mokokchung Sushil Kumar Patel in his short speech said that the potentiality of promoting milk products would be a part in the vision document of Mokokchung by 2040. He also thanked the Veterinary & Animal Husbandry for launching the Milk Products Unit ahead of the celebrations and said this would not only benefit Mokokchung but its neighboring districts.
Additional Director V & A H Dr. N. Rongsen who chaired the function said the newly launched Milk Products Unit will initially go for manufacturing lassi but in due course of time it would also manufacture paneer and dahi for which the department is in the process to procure bigger and double machine.
The function was also addressed by Additional Director, Dr Viral. Joint Secretary, V.A H Temsunaro and senior officers of the Department from Kohima and Mokokchung, farmers and Salangtem Ward representatives attended the function. (DPRO MKG)