Home Minister Amit Shah To Visit Sikkim on October 7


GANGTOK: Union home minister  Amit Shah will visit the Himalayan state of Sikkim on October 7.

Union home minister and Cooperation Amit Shah, during his visit, is expected to inaugurate a one-day conclave of dairy cooperatives in the eastern and northeastern parts of Sikkim

The conclave Is being organized by the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India (NCDFI).

The theme of the conclave is “Resilient Eastern and North-Eastern Zones Dairy Cooperatives- Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities”.

NCDFI Chair Mangal Jit Rai said Shah’s office has confirmed his participation in the conclave that will be held in Gangtok. Sikkim Chief Minister P S Tamang will be the guest of honor at the function.

Top functionaries of the cooperative milk unions and state dairy federations from the eastern and northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal are expected to attend, Rai said.

In all, 1200 participants from these 12 states are expected to attend.

Rai said taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiatives, the NCDFI has launched an online marketplace called “NCDFI eMarket” to provide transparent and fair dealings to trade bulk commodities to the member dairy cooperatives with the patronage of the National Dairy Development Board.

He said In 2021-22, the NCDFI coordinated the supply of milk and milk products worth Rs 1,406 crore under institutional sale and facilitated the sale of 4.37 crore frozen semen doses (FSDs) valued at Rs 84 crore.

Rai said the NCDFI concluded the overall trade worth Rs 4,815 crore on NCDFI eMarket through various auctions on the platform.

The entire business transacted at the NCDFI reached Rs 6,305 crore in 2021-22 from Rs 1,006 in 2015-16 with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 30 percent, he added.