RANGPUR, Experts at a postrally discussion today
said that country's dairy sector is effectively contributing to economic
development and improving livelihoods and nutrition of common people.
They viewed this at the event arranged by divisional office of the
Department of Livestock Services (DLS) at conference room of its district
office to celebrate the World Milk Day2019.
Earlier, a colourful rally with participation of divisional and district
level officials of DLS, health administration and other government
departments, dairy farm owners, farmers and civil society members was brought
out on the city streets.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain attended
the discussion as the chief guest with Divisional Director of the DLS
Agriculturist Md. Habibur Rahman in the chair.
Commanding Officer of RAB13 Md. Mozammel Haque, Civil Surgeon Dr Abu
Md. Zakirul Islam and dairy farmowner Mohammad Shahin addressed as special
District Livestock Officer Agriculturist Dr Md. Shah Jalal Khondker
delivered welcome speech narrating the present situation of milk production
at the national level and Rangpur district.
He said farmers currently produce 2.98lakh tonnes of milk annually
against demand of 2.67lakh tonnes with about 31,000 tonnes of surplus milk
in Rangpur district.
A silent revolution has taken place in milk production in Rangpur
district in last ten years as the total milk production stood at only 78,000
tonnes against demand of 2.12lakh tonnes during the 20072008 fiscal, he
However, the country produces 94lakh tonnes of milk annually against
national demand of 150lakh tonnes as hectic government efforts are on to
attain autarky in milk production for meeting nutrition of the population,
Dr. Jalal added.
The Civil Surgeon lauded the success achieved in milk production in
Rangpur district to meet nutritional demand of local population as the
livestock sector marked huge boost in past ten years also changing rural
The chief guest stressed on boosting milk output to attain selfreliance
at national level and raising awareness about consumption of milk and
benefits of its nutrition to achieve the sustainable development goals for
building a healthier nation.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)