Following the successful implementation of the Doorstep Artificial Insemination (AI) delivery service in Nagaon and Morigaon districts of the state, the West Assam Milk Producers’ Co-operative Union Limited (WAMUL) with active support from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is hopeful of launching White Revolution in the state in days to come.
Till date, more than 35,000 cross-bred calves have born under the project. Doorstep AI delivery service was launched in both the Nagaon and Morigaon districts of the state on a pilot basis.
To demonstrate the milk producers about the benefits of adopting AI for improving milk productivity, the WAMUL organised a Calf Show as a part of the Purabi Milk Day celebrations in the premises of Moulana Abdul Jalil Choudhury Memorial Social Welfare and Research Centre, Hojai, Assam here on Friday.
“Artificial insemination has shown some very positive results in districts like Nagaon and Morigaon. We are very much hopeful that this system of AI will help in creating White Revolution in Assam,” said Sangram Chaudhury, executive director, NDDB and chairman, WAMUL managing committee while addressing a large section of farmers on the occasion of the Purabi Milk Day.
Terming adoption of high quality breed of calves a must to make a state self-sufficient in milk, Chaudhury further added that this project will also help the state government to solve the unemployment problem of Assam to a large extent.
“Huge amount of money is being drained into other states because of inadequate production of milk in Assam. This is a major loss for the State as a whole. With the successful implementation of the project, if we can help Assam to produce adequate amount of milk on daily basis, this will also strengthen the state exchequer. Unemployment problem of the state will also be solved to a large extent,” Chaudhury added.
Managing director of WAMUL SB Bose said that at present WAMUL is selling 55,000 litre of milk per day. “We had a turnover of Rs 88 crore by the end of financial year 2016-17. This year we are targeting to make it to Rs 120 crore,” Bose said.