PANAJI: The state government is hoping that the new incentives recommended in the latest budget will help increase the local milk production. Goa had to depend on the neighbouring states for most of the milk requirement.
Ravi Naik, animal husbandry and veterinary services minister, said, “The Government recently announced a hike in minimum support price of milk to Rs 2.50 per litre up to 100 litres from existing rates.”
The step will help bringing down the milk prices in the state. The state chief minister Mr Digambar Kamat has presented the budget on March 17. He also revised the proposals and launched a scheme that will be beneficial for the milk producers in the state. The milk production subsidy would be offered to the farmer.