Amul Delighted At 5-time Hike In Milk Procurement In J&K

| Updated: 17 July, 2022 10:44 pm IST
J&K LG Manoj Sinha visited the AMUL plant in Anand in March last year

SRINAGAR: Dr Rupinder Singh Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, AMUL today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhawan.

Dr Sodhi, accompanied by Gaurav Sharma, CEO of Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL), discussed the growth potential of milk production in J&K with the Lt Governor.

Dr Sodhi said that the implementation of the Integrated Dairy Development Scheme has resulted in registering a three-time increase in the milk procurement of JKMPCL in three years and five times in the last four years.

Talking about the achievements made by JKMPCL, Dr Sodhi informed that JKMPCL is eying to achieve Rs 325 crores worth of turnover this year.

He apprised the Lt Governor of the efforts being made to increase the milk production capacity in J&K and also shared the need for identifying suitable land for developing the new dairy plant.

It was informed that JKMPCL has paid Rs 350 crores in the last 1.5 to 2 years for milk procurement to small and marginal farmers, providing them better livelihoods especially during COVID times, besides paying the highest rate in the country for milk procurement to farmers.

The Lt Governor observed that the dairy sector has a huge potential in the union territory to generate employment and it can immensely contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the farming community and those associated with the sector.

The Lt Governor reiterated the government’s commitment to promoting milk production and increasing capacity.

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