Dairy farmers should give importance to making value-added items, Minister for Devaswom K. Radhakrishnan has said. He asked the local bodies and the dairy farmer cooperatives to provide support for the farmers to produce such products.

The particular Minister was addressing a block-level conference of dairy products farmers organised jointly by the Wadakkanchery block panchayat, Wadakkanchery municipality, grama panchayats and dairy cooperatives at Punnamparambu, near Wadakkanchery, on Sunday.

“We need more interventions in the dairy sector to support farmers so that they can survive and get decent prices for that items. Beyond seminars and discussions, we need to think about what can be done practically. There is a need to provide significance to value-added products, “ he said.

Farmers honoured

The Minister honored Gopalakrishnan N. G., who has been selected as the best dairy farmer within the block, plus veteran dairy products farmer Sankarankutty Nair at the function.

A dairy development seminar, exhibition, fodder expo, dairy products quiz, and a public meeting were held. A free eye camp was organized in association with Aarya Eye Care and Super Specialty Eye Hospital.

Wadakkanchery prevent panchayat president K. V. Nafeesa presided over the function.

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