Scope for investments in setting up of cold storages
Improved method of transportation
Manufacturing value added products
Jaipur, 21 May: The forthcoming 3-day GRAM Kota will witness investment opportunities in the animal husbandry sector. Kota Division has a significant presence in the animal husbandry sector with 6% of total livestock of the State and over 500 animal husbandry institutes. These institutes include polyclinics, and first grade veterinary hospitals, among others and accounts for 8% of the total establishments of the State. This was informed by the Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Government of Rajasthan, Mr. Ajitabh Sharma.
He further said that this region is also engaged in dairy production. The overall availability of milk in the Division is quite high. However, the organized level of procurement is currently low. This Division has an immensely high demand for milk considering the large student population. Thus, there are ample investment opportunities in an integrated dairy processing operation for value added dairy products like cheese, butter, yogurt, among others.
There is also scope for improving yields of the two indigenous cattle breeds namely, Gir and Malvi which are known for their milk prowess and production of A2 type milk. It is to be noted that there is also sufficient need for improving the breeds of the cattle through techniques like artificial insemination and cross breeding of species.
Further investments can also be made in setting up fertility camps or clinics as well as training centers for dairy farmers. There are also prospects for improvement in cold chain through setting up more collection points as well as establishment of bulk milk coolers. Furthermore, investments can also be made in developing more cold storage facilities as well as developing a proper transportation infrastructure for produce transit.
About ‘Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet 2017, Kota’ (GRAM)
GRAM Kota will be held from 24 to 26 May 2017 at RAC Parade Ground, Shivpura, Kota in Rajasthan. The event is being jointly organised by the Government of Rajasthan and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) .Government of Rajasthan looks forward to replicate GRAM 2016’s accomplishment at Kota in Rajasthan. One of the core objectives of GRAM Kota would be to expose the farmers of the Kota Division to best agriculture practices and define the next qualitative leap in Kota’s agriculture growth story.The event will bring all stakeholders – farmers from in and around Kota, academicians, technologists, agribusiness companies and policy makers.