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Dairy talks with France & Denmark

Calcutta, Dec. 9: Cottage cheese, chocolates and yoghurt will be made in the state with European help if the government’s efforts pay off.

Writers’ is talking with the governments in Denmark and France about setting up a dairy, said animal resources development minister Anisur Rahman.

“We have already started a market study to check the feasibility of the project,” the minister said. The government will produce milk, curd, yoghurt, ghee, paneer, packaged water, cheese, chocolates and rosogollas if the plans come good.

“Denmark is very keen on the project. We are hopeful that a tie-up between private parties, our government and the government of Denmark will be worked out. We are also hopeful about ours plans with the French,” Rahman said.

The location of the dairy is yet to be decided but Rahman said a 1,500-acre plot at Haringhata in Nadia would be “ideal”. He added that the government was planning to market its products beyond the state.

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