One Cow-One File scheme launched at Keusa-Anithang


AARON RAI

Gangtok, 21 Feb: The one cow-one file scheme was launched at Keusa Milk Collection Centre, Anithang, under Barfun constituency of South Sikkim on Sunday. The programme organized by the South District Zilla Panchayat also included an awareness camp on milk production and distribution

of milk cans. The milk cans for dairy farmers of the area were procured from the Zilla Panchayat Fund.

The gesture was a significant recognition of the success of dairy farming at Keusa-Anithang,

which has now emerged as the third-highest milk producer in South Sikkim with most of the farmers

here now registering milk supply as their main source of income. Assistant Milk Procurement

Officer of Sikkim Milk Union, Yadav Sharma, in his address highlighted the role of Sikkim Milk Union and

commended the dairy farmers of Keusa-Anithang for their perseverance. The village is now

earning more than Rs 40 lakh annually from milk supplies which is highly commendable, he said.

He also assured that Sikkim Milk Union will extend all required assistance to them in the future as well.

Highlighting the purpose of one cow one file, he said that none of the customers will be deceived once a

dedicated file is opened for each cow. Sarita Thatal, vice-president of Barfung Jarung Gram Panchayat

Unit, encouraged the dairy farmers to continue expanding their livestock and production and assured even more support from the Panchayat Fund. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha's CLC president, Bishnu Sharma, in his address, highlighted that the State Government was initiating several schemes earmarked for dairy farmers. The contribution made by Sikkim Milk Union to the Sikkimese dairy farmers is commendable, he added. Shankar Chhetri, president, Sikkim Cooperative Milk Production Association, in turn delved on the past and future struggles, activities, achievements and development of the association. He expressed gratitude on behalf of the association for contributions made by Zilla Panchayat Sarita Thatal to their association. The programme today was chaired by Premlal Chhetri accompanied by Zilla Panchayat Tika Maya Chhetri, Panchayat Sarita Thatal, ward Panchayat

Man Kumari Rai.