Sunday, 27 September 2020 08:57

Pelwatte Dairy begins a renewed mission to meet the domestic milk demand

Pelwatte Dairy Industries, Sri Lanka’s leading local dairy producer, is on a renewed mission to meet the domestic milk demand and uplift the socio-economic status of local dairy farmers.

This comes in support of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recent pledge to empower the local dairy industry and increase the domestic liquid milk production in the next decade.

The government’s National Policy Framework ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ is set to include short-term and long-term plans in collaboration with the public and private sectors, and small-scale farmers to meet the local demand for liquid milk.

In this regard, Pelwatte Dairy says it is determined to support the dairy farming sector by ensuring that all small-scale farmers and private farms will have a guaranteed buyerin them,and that their products will always be competitively priced so as to uplift them.

The initiatives recently discussed by the President to increase the production of milk – including improvements in grass cultivation, dairy cow breeding and research institute services – are cordially the company said.

It’s highly rewarding to see several initiatives being directed towards the empowerment of the dairy farming sector and the communities involved.

Pelwatte is extremely proud to be part of that narrative and journey,” states Managing Director of Pelwatte Dairy Industries Akmal Wickramanayake.

(LIN)

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