NAFED to contribute and promote ‘International Year of the Millet’ 2023 on global scale
Expanded facilities for the production of cheese products and whey powder at the Banas dairy plant in Palanpur
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation a new dairy complex and potato processing plant at Diyodar, Banaskantha district, Gujarat built at a cost of over Rs 600 crores.
The new dairy complex is a greenfield project. It will enable the processing of about 30 lakh litres of milk, produce about 80 tonnes of butter, one lakh litres of ice cream, 20 tonnes of condensed milk (Khoya) and 6 tonnes of chocolate daily.
The potato processing plant will produce different types of processed potato products like french fries, potato chips, aloo tikki, patties etc, many of which will be exported in other countries.
These plants will empower the local farmers and give a boost to the rural economy in the region. The Prime Minister also dedicated the Banas Community Radio Station to the nation. This Community Radio Station has been established to provide farmers key scientific information related to agriculture and animal husbandry. It is expected that the radio station will connect with over 5 lakh farmers of about 1700 villages.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the expanded facilities for the production of cheese products and whey powder at the Banas dairy plant in Palanpur. Also, the Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, Organic Manure and Biogas plant established at Dama, Gujarat. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of four gobar gas plants of 100 tonnes capacity to be established at Khimana, Ratanpura – Bhildi, Radhanpur and Thawar. Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendrabhai Patel was among those present on the occasion.