Monday, 2nd March 2015

DDC must become competitive: Agriculture Minister

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Minister for Agriculture Development Hari Prasad Parajuli has said that the Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) should be modernized and made competitive in the dairy market.

Speaking at a function organized to mark the 46th anniversary of the state-owned corporation in Kathmandu Wednesday, Minister Parajuli said a corporation that cannot generate profit in today's modern capitalist world is insignificant and urged the DDC management to pay attention to this issue.

He also disclosed that the government was working to dissolve the state-owned corporations that cannot stand today's competitive world.

Expressing the commitment to help modernize the ministry, he said the government is working based on an action plan to make the country self-reliant in milk and dairy products.

Secretary at the Ministry Jaya Mukunda Khanal also suggested the DDC management to improve the functioning and performance of the corporation in the days to come.

DDC Chairman Dr Keshav Prasad Premi and officiating General Manager Ganga Timalsena said the corporation has been giving priority to purchasing milk from rural farmers comprising daily business worth Rs 10 million.