Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah inaugurated Mega Dairy at Mandya, Karnataka
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Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah inaugurated Mega Dairy at Mandya in Karnataka on 30th December.
The mega dairy, inaugurated at a cost of Rs 260 crore, will process 10 lakh litres of milk per day and will have the capacity to be scaled up to 14 lakh litres per day.
Currently, there are 15,210 village level cooperative dairies in Karnataka, in which about 26.22 lakh farmers deliver their milk daily.
Through 16 district level dairies in the state, Rs 28 crore is deposited into the accounts of 26 lakh farmers every day.
Around 66,000 kg milk used to be processed daily in Karnataka in 1975 while today over 82 lakh kg milk is processed daily and 80% of the total turnover goes to the farmer.
Amul and Nandini will work together towards establishing primary dairies in every village of Karnataka in next three years.
The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) will get all technical support and cooperation from Amul.
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.
Chief Minister of Karnataka - Basavaraj Bommai
Governor of Karnataka - Thawar Chand Gehlot
Capital of Karnataka - Bengaluru
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