GUWAHATI, Jan 2 � Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) Dr Kamal Malla Bujarbarua has called for steps to announce minimum support price (MSP) for milk in line with the support prices fixed for paddy and jute.
The Vice Chancellor, who was addressing the open session of the 30th biennial session of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service Association here on December 29, suggested special dairy schemes in the fringe areas of Guwahati to meet the growing demand of milk and milk products of the city.
Addressing the function, Dr Rabindranath Goswami, Dean of Science of the College of Veterinary Science, suggested better coordination between the Service Association and the AAU.
In the function, presided over by the association president Prankrishna Mahanta, association general secretary Dr Dandeswar Deka readout the resolutions adopted in the 30th biennial session, one of which opposed the move to hand over the artificial insemination services to the private sector.
Another resolution called for steps to fill up the vacancies in the service through fresh appointments and promotions.
The function was attended, among others, by Apurba Pator, chairman of the Assam Livestock Corporation, Dr Muktikanta Bhuyan, vice president of the Indian Veterinary Service Association and Rabendra Kumar Das, Commissioner-Secretary of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department and Dr Mrinmoy Kumar Das, Director, Veterinary.