From dawn, heavy rush is seen at dairies on the city outskirts for the milk. Farmers are selling loose buffalo milk at Singh Nagar, Poranki, Gunadala, Ibrahimpatnam and other areas.

The demand for pure and un-skimmed buffalo milk continues to exist despite many milk dairies which have come up in the past few years to meet the increasing demand for milk in the city.

Heavy rush is seen at the dairies since dawn on the city outskirts for fresh buffalo milk, thanks to the health consciousness among the public, say farmers.

“Several local and non-local packaged and stored milk packs are being sold in the market. But, the demand for fresh milk is good and the dairy business is thriving every day. We sell more than 200 litres a day,” said a farmer Bezawada Prasad, who is running a dairy at Yanamalakuduru village.

Good food

“Milk is a compulsory food item rich in vitamins, nutrients and proteins. There is a lot of difference between packaged and fresh milk. It is our luck that we could get fresh buffalo milk though we are in the city,” said a buyer P. Madhu.

“I am into dairy business for the last 25 years. Though it is difficult to maintain a dairy, I am very much satisfied with the field as I am able to supply quality milk to the people,” says B. Sambasiva Rao, another farmer.

“I sell pure milk at the dairy from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and later go for door delivery. Residents, particularly lactating mothers, wait for fresh milk. Many farmers are not doing the business for a profit but for a good cause,” said Mr. Prasad.

Farmers are selling loose buffalo milk at Singh Nagar, Poranki, Gunadala, Ibrahimpatnam and other areas.

“While the packaged milk is being sold at Rs.40 to 50, depending upon the quality, we are selling fresh buffalo milk at a reasonable price of Rs.50 per litre,” say the farmers.

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