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.

Important facts

  • 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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