India gets cattle feed processing plant in state of Gujarat

Cattle rearing sector neglected in India, says ministry official

A cattle feed processing plant and an institute for dairy technology have been inaugurated at Mahesana’s Dudhsagar dairy in the Indian state of Gujarat, according to reports.

The factory is the biggest in the country and will process 1 million kilograms of cattle feed per day. Chief Minister Narendra, who led the inauguration, said that the cattle-rearing sector has been neglected in India. “Milk productivity per animal in India is lower when compared to other parts of the world,” he said. “This is the reason why the cattle breeders in India have not become prosperous.” To help remedy this, the government has recently set up Kamdhenu University to create a pool of manpower for encouraging scientific cattle-rearing techniques in Gujarat.