OMFED Inks MoU With National Dairy Board For Modern Dairy Plant In Odisha

**Bhubaneswar:** On the occasion of World Veterinary Day, 2018 Odisha MFED signed an MoU with National Dairy Development Board for establishing a modern 5 lakh litre capacity dairy plant in the State in presence of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.

Gracing a workshop on the role on the “Role Of Livestock Sector for Improving Livelihood, Food Security and Safety” organized by Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department, CM Naveen Patnaik said, “I am happy that an agreement has been signed today between OMFED and the National Dairy Development Board for establishment of a modern 5 lakh LPD Dairy Plant by OMFED in the State. The milk processing capacity of OMFED will be enhanced from the present level of 6.4 lakh litres per day to 12 lakh litres per day.”

Further, two new products, Vitamin Fortified Milk and Cow Milk has been launched today by OMFED for the overall benefit of over 4 lakh dairy farmers and lakhs of consumers in the State.

Distributing engagement orders to 87 livestock inspectors on the occasion, he said, “I am sure you will dedicate yourselves to the development of the Livestock Sector in the State and serve the State for the larger cause of our farming community.”

In the last three years, 224 Veterinary Assistant Surgeon and 688 Livestock Inspector posts have been filled up.