Exploring dairy sector for changing rural economy stressed
7 October 2015, Nirapad News: Proper exploration of the prospective dairy sector through enhancing cow rearing can create huge employments for unemployed youths and make them self-reliant to bring a revolutionary change in the rural economy.
The opinion was expressed in the inaugural ceremony of a 10-day training course organised by Sadar Upazila Department of Youth Development (DYD) on rearing cow for the unemployed youths at Sadar upazila parishad auditorium here on Tuesday.
The training course is being arranged under the Project on Strengthening Training Programme at Upazila Level for Creation of Employment and Self-employment of Unemployed Youths in Seven Northern Districts.
Twenty-five male and female unemployed youths of Nilkanthya area in the outskirts of the city have been participating in the course to acquire practical knowledge, technology and skill on rearing cow and domestic dairy farm activities.
Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Md. Mashuk Mian attended the inaugural ceremony and launched the training course as the chief guest with Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md. Ziaur Rahman in the chair.
Joint Secretary of the Board on Investment Samsun Nahar, Project Director of the Project Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Assistant Project Director Abdur Rouf Shah, Deputy Director of Rangpur DYD Dilgir Alam, its Assistant Director Rawnatul Islam, addressed as special guests.
The district and upazila level officials of the DYD and concerned government departments also attended the inaugural ceremony moderated by Sadar Upazila DYD Officer Tahmina Shirin.
The speakers narrated tremendous prospect of the dairy sector and stressed on enhancing cow rearing for increasing milk production through exploration of the sector to eradicate poverty for bringing self-reliance to the unemployed rural youths.
The expanding dairy sector has started boosting the rural economy side by side meeting nutritional demand and changing socioeconomic condition of the common people through creating employments and cutting poverty in the northern districts, they said.
They said exploration of the dairy sector through proper utilisation of the facilities being provided by the government and adopting comprehensive steps, setting up of milk-processing industries, could usher in a new era in the rural economy.
The chief guest called upon the participants for acquiring necessary knowledge and expertise on rearing cow to properly utilise the same in flourishing the dairy sector and increasing milk production to achieve self-reliance and strengthen national economy.