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Milk industry will be developed

Jul 3, 2010 4:14:59 AM - itnnews.lk

The Livestock Development Ministry is to launch an extensive programme for the development of the local milk industry.

Infrastructure in Livestock Farms will be improved under this programme. Minister Arumugam Thondaman said the Ridiyagama Livestock Farm will be made a model farm of the Southern Province. The Minister who inspected the farm said that cattle numbering 2000 of ‘Mura’ breed, imported from India will be provided to this farm. He inquird into the problems related to coconut and papaw cultivation in the farm.