NTPC to set up 10 livestock development centres

Ramagundam: NTPC-Ramagundam will establish 10 Integrated Livestock Development (ILD) centers in the surrounding villages of the power plant for providing the services of artificial insemination & veterinary first aid to cows and buffaloes at the doorsteps of the farmers.

Sponsored under CSR-CD with an estimation of Rs. 17 crore, these centers will be run by J K Trust Gram Vikas Yojana for five years.

At a programme held at Kazipalli ILD centre on Monday chief guest

M S Ramesh, GM (HR), NTPC-Ramagundam inaugurated the centre and reiterated NTPC's commitment to the nearby farmers. The project aims to provide breeding, feeding and management services at the door steps of the dairy farmers in the 25 surrounding villages, he added.

This will not only help in milk production from present 3 liters to 7 liters a day for a breedable animal but also increase the breedable population in 25 villages from present 11,000 to 20,000 in next five years, said P V Sharma, State project manager, J K Trust. As per plan, these ten ILD centre will run at Kazipalli, Gunturpalli, Jaulapalli, Maradpalli, Kannala, Jayaram, Potiyala, Murmur, Raydandi and Malayalpalli. Each of these ILD centers will be operated by an expert known as 'Gopal' and will cover two-three villages.

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