Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Expresses Concern over Spending Of Rs. 20 Million on Milk Import

“Around 80 percent of milk is produced by rural areas where the facilities of cold storage at large scale are not available.” The VC called for setting up maximum cold storage facilities in rural areas of the country so that the maximum amount of milk produced there could be preserved.

The PhD scholar Deepesh Kumar Bhuptani said that unhealthy food being given to animals releases Aflatoxin through animal milk which causes harmful effects of aflatoxin among those who consume such milk. He informed that while conducting his PhD research, he found aflatoxin in milk samples collected from Karachi, Thatta, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushehro Feroze, Sukkur and Larkana.

Fateh Marri expressed his concern that more than 20 billion rupees were being spent on import of milk products despite the fact that Pakistan was one of the four largest milk producing countries in the world. Fateh Marri said the scarcity of milk in the country could be overcome by preserving the domestically produced milk with the help of modern technology.

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