NDDB issues Covid-19 advisory to dairy cooperatives

NDDB issues Covid-19 advisory to dairy cooperatives

20 March 2020, Anand: In line with Government of India’s efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus, NDDB has disseminated essential advisory materials to dairy federations across the country.

Keeping in view the effectiveness of awareness materials, the Dairy Board has also requested the federations for sharing translated versions to milk unions/dairy cooperative societies in local languages for wider propagation.

Shri Dilip Rath, Chairman, NDDB said that the dairy cooperative network enjoys massive community outreach in rural areas and it is high time that we leverage this network to propagate awareness about essential measures to halt the transmission of this virus in our rural communities. In addition to this, we also need to ensure the safety of our personnel working in dairy plants.

The advisory depicts simple ways to prevent the spread of the virus in dairy cooperatives/dairy plants through clean and hygienic practices, avoiding physical contact via handshakes, conducting meetings via video conferencing, restricting entry of visitors/screening visitors, social distancing, arranging quarantine & testing facilities for suspect cases etc.

Given the gravity of the situation, it is important to act in mutual solidarity and take all possible steps to ensure timely control of the Covid-19 virus and avoid undesirable consequences.