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RS 67 BILLION KP PLAN TO UP DAIRY PRODUCTION

In order to put the livestock sector on modern lines and to enhance production of meat, milk and poultry in the province, the provincial government has finalized Chief Minister’s Integrated Livestock Development Program(CMILDP). This five years’ program would be implemented with an estimated cost of Rs.67 billion under which short-term, mid-term and long-term projects would be started to enhance dairy productions on commercial lines. Briefed in a meeting of livestock department held with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan. Principal Secretary to CM Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary Agriculture Israr Khan, Secretary Planning & Development Shah Mahmood, Director General livestock Alamzeb and other concerned officials attended the meeting. The forum was apprised of different aspects of the program and was told that under the program short-term, mid-term and long-term projects have been proposed in ten various sectors of the livestock including interventions to enhance the production of meat, milk and poultry and initiatives to effectively control Foot Mouth Diseases (FMDs). It was further informed that under the short and mid-term projects multiple initiatives have been proposed including establishment of Model Meat Outlets, Model Poultry Meat Outlets, establishment of farms, revival of existing poultry farms, establishment of commercial Dairy Farms.