A project for small scale dairy farming improvement through Genetic and Feeding Management Improvement (GFMI) to increase milk production and income of dairy farmers has been drawn up, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) sources said. An agreement will be signed to this effect soon, they said.

TANUVAS Vice-Chancellor P. Thangaraju addressing a seminar at Livestock Research Station, Kattupakkam, on Wednesday.

KANCHEEPURAM: Rearing of cross-breed milch animals will boost the income of dairy farmers, according to Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Vice-Chancellor P.Thangaraju.

In order to enhance milk production, the state is aiming to set up hi-tech diaries. The Centre has increased the financial allocation to the state for the purpose. The provision for the self-finance schemes has also been revised with the Government proposing Rs 600 lakh for its implementation.

Beijing recently announced that a massive testing campaign has turned up no contamination in liquid milk made in China. That's a relief after milk powder tainted with an industrial chemical claimed the lives of at least four infants and sickened 54,000 in recent months. Just don't mistake this for a sign that Beijing has finally solved its food safety problem.

Three Chinese dairy companies have publicly apologized for their involvement in a toxic milk scandal that has killed at least four children, according to news reports.
Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, Mengniu Dairy and Bright Dairy Group were found to have produced milk contaminated with melamine, a compound that can be used to cheat in tests to detect watered-down dairy products.

The State Council of China has issued new regulations to tighten quality control of the dairy industry in the wake of the tainted milk crisis, state media said Friday.

Effective immediately, the regulations tighten control of how cows are bred, how raw milk is purchased, and over the production and sale of dairy products, said Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency.

BEIJING: Lawyers advising victims of China's spreading tainted milk scandal said Tuesday that they were under growing pressure from officials in central China to withdraw from the cases.

CHINA IS POSTING inspectors to monitor dairy companies and imposing new rules to improve accountability among milk suppliers, as it moves to restore consumer confidence after tainted baby formula sickened tens of thousands of children.

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