TR-COW-DEB – THE WEEK

Tripura govt to give 10,000 cows to farmers thru bank loans:CM
Agartala, Nov 5 (PTI) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar
Deb has said that his government will soon launch a project to
provide 10,000 cows to 5,000 farmer families through bank
loans to generate employment and meet the demand of milk in
the state.
Under the project, farmers will have to buy cows with the
help of bank loans, interest of which will be paid by the
state government, Deb told a meeting of BJP’s peasant wing
‘Tripura Pradesh Krishak Morcha’ here Sunday.
Villages will be identified and beneficiaries selected
from those villages, he was quoted to have said in the
meeting, a statement issued by state BJP spokesperson Nabendu
Bhattacharya said.
"The government will provide 10,000 cows to 5000 farmer
families .. to help solve unemployment problem to some
extent, fulfil the demand of milk and help crushing
malnutrition," the chief minister said.
The government will also take measures to procure milk
and arrange marketing, he said adding that the project would
be operational by December this year.
The chief minister also said that the Food Corporation of
India (FCI) would soon buy paddy directly from farmers.
He alleged that the previous Left Front government did
not pay any heed to the problems of the farmers and many
cultivators indulged in producing cannabis in the state.
"We have stopped it and now they are cultivating pulses,"
he said. PTI JOY PR
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