ZIRO: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Somcha Lowang today launched the Chief Ministers White Revolution Scheme (CM-WRS) in the district by inaugurating a dairy farm and handing over 15 dairy cows to a beneficiary at Dilopolyang near here.
Kago Shangkhang of the district was the beneficiary of the scheme. The programme was organized by the Ziro District Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department.
Addressing the gathering, Deputy Commissioner Somcha Lowang encouraged the youths to grab the entrepreneurial opportunities that the present government is providing. She advised the beneficiaries of the CM's White Revolution Scheme to ensure the success of this flagship programme.
"The beneficiaries have to take utmost care of the cows for the first few weeks to let them acclimatise with the cold weather of Ziro. Personal interventions and regular inspections by the veterinary officials will have to be scheduled to ensure the cows are in their best health," she added.
"The activities of all the departments are interlinked. Therefore, all the departments should work in tandem for the success of a scheme," she said while calling for developing an inter-sectoral department work culture.
Meanwhile, District Veterinary Officer (DVO) Hano Tama dwelt at length about the objectives of the scheme. Besides a livelihood programme, the scheme also aims to expand, enhance and introduce scientific rearing of dairy animals and thereby improving the economic status of the dairy farmers.
He also said that under this flagship programme, five progressive and modern entrepreneurs of the district are being provided with a special assistance of Rs.10.80 lakhs as Government share and Rs. 2.70 as beneficiaries share for the construction of dairy cow shed for accommodating 15 cows with provision to accommodate 10 more dairy cattle.