Mega Dairy opens at Mandya, built at a cost of Rs 260 Cr

Amul and Nandini together will work towards setting up primary dairy in every village of Karnataka

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah inaugurated Mega Dairy at Mandya in Karnataka on 30th December. Built at a cost of Rs 260 crore, Mega Dairy would process 10 lakh litres of milk per day and will have the capacity to increase it upto 14 lakh litres per day.

“Today, there are 15,210 village level cooperative dairies in Karnataka, in which about 26.22 lakh farmers deliver their milk daily and through 16 district level dairies, Rs 28 crore is deposited into the accounts of 26 lakh farmers every day”, said Shah.

The Minister said that the government has decided that the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the Ministry of Cooperation will establish a primary dairy in every panchayat of the country in the next three years and a complete action plan has been prepared in this regard. He said that with this, two lakh primary dairies will be established at the village level across the country in three years, through which India will emerge as a big exporter in the milk sector by connecting the farmers of the country with the White Revolution.

Shah also said that Karnataka Milk Federation will be provided with technical support, cooperative sector support and overall functioning support from Amul and all its requirements will be addressed  by the Ministry of Cooperation. 

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