AWRC directs govt to measure quality of dairy products

KATHMANDU: The Agriculture and Water Resources Committee under the Legislature-Parliament today directed the government to measure quality of milk and dairy products being produced and distributed across the country including the Kathmandu Valley at the earliest.

The Committee further demanded to take action against those found producing or distributing substandard dairy products.

The committee meeting also directed the concerned ministry to amend laws causing obstacles to monitoring dairy products and food items in the market.

In response, Minister for Livestock Development Shanta Kumar Tharu said that initiatives would be taken to carry out reform after monitoring dairy industries and products.

Minister Tharu also pledged to create employment opportunities for youths within the country by increasing additional subsidy in livestock farming.

Similarly, Secretary of the Livestock Ministry Yubak Dhoj GC, Managing Director of the Dairy Development Corporation Ganga Timsina, Director General of the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control Sanjiv Kumar Karna apprised the meeting of the functioning of their respective offices.