School children will get flavoured milk in MDM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Aug 2017 09:33:29


Staff Reporter,

Students will be given flavoured milk in mid-day-meal(MDM) in the schools of entire state from October 28.  Animal Husbandry Minister Antar Singh Arya holding a meeting for review of departmental activities directed Dugdh Sangh to supply flavoured milk in place of powder milk in mid-day-meal. Arya said that liquid milk has essential fat which is good for health of the children. Minister Arya keeping in view the achievements of last year’s Gokul Mahotsava has directed to organise second phase of mahotsava this year from October 28.

As many as 47579 animal health camps from from October 31 to November 30, 2016 and around 50000 such camps were organised in each village of the state from March 14 to May 14, 2017 under Gokul Mahotsava. Animal husbandry department employees visiting door to door provided treatment, vaccination facilities to animals. In charge ministers will inaugurate such camps in their districts from Gopashtami. Arya informed that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate state level camp. Second phase of the camp will start from March 9, 2018. It was informed in the meeting that emergency and at home service for treatment of animals will be started in the state and a toll free number-‘196’ has been received. Arya directed to provide treatment facility for animals on the pattern of 108.

Animal Husbandry Minister Arya also directed to develop poultry area of Bhopal as model of Madhya Pradesh. He reviewed backyard poultry unit, Kadaknath hatchery unit, goat unit, bank and loan subsidy for female goat unit and pig distribution scheme etc. Arya said that there are good and inspiring results of Gopal Puraskar Yojana and Acharya Vidya Sagar Gau-Samvardhan Yojana. He also directed to increase target of Gau-Samvardhan Yojana. The beneficiaries are given 5 cows to each and there is no restriction for any category. Arya also reviewed departmental activities under Narmada Seva Mission.