Gortsum receives a Milk Processing Unit

DSC005251 January, Lhuentse. Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo inaugurated a Milk processing unit (MPU) at Gortsum, Metsho gewog. The MPU consist of 31 members, 24 from Gortsum and 7 from Tongthrom. The Milk processing unit is established in the Park’s house with support of equipments like CGI sheet and cement from MAGIP, RAMCO and NDDC.

After the MPU inauguration, His Excellence granted audience to the people gathered. He encouraged the villagers to produce more milk. Hon’ble lyonpo stated “the MPU machine directly converts and separates the milk to butter and curd. There is no waste.” Further highlighting “I believe it will instead benefit you. There is no doubt for market place.” He stated that the produce to be bought by the farmer’s shop which will soon be established in every gewog. Lyonpo added “till now people were unable to generate income due to lack of market place despite the hard work. But, farmers shop will solve this issue.”

Hon’ble Lyonpo also suggested the members to collect the milk on weekly basis and the earning to be divided as per the convenience of the members. But most importantly Lyonpo suggested saving of their earning in Bank, which is to be made accessible in each gewog by attaching the BDBL to Community Information Center present in Gewogs.

– Reported by Tashi Yangzom, ICS

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