The plant will produce 100 tonnes of cattlefeed daily; meet local demand

The Andhra Pradesh Markfed cattlefeed mixing plant set up at Chintakunta village on the outskirts of Karimnagar here, started production with its official inauguration on Saturday by AP Markfed chairman K. Rama Rao.

Constructed at a cost of Rs. 4.5 crore, the foundation stone for the plant was laid by then Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in 2007. The plant will produce 100 metric tonnes of cattlefeed per day and meet the demand of the Telangana region.

Nutritious food

Speaking on the occasion, Markfed chairman K. Rama Rao said that the production of cattlefeed would ensure supply of nutritious food supplement to the milch animals and also help in increase of milk production and benefit the milk producers. He said that the feed produced at the centre would be supplied to entire Telangana region and also some parts of Andhra region.

Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar, speaking on the occasion, said that the plant would be a boon to the milk producers of the region and urged the Markfed authorities to provide employment to the locals in the plant.

‘Reduce dependence’

Husnabad legislator A. Praveen Reddy and MLC T. Santosh Kumar said that the production and supply of cattlefeed from the plant would reduce the dependence on supply from the Nandyal plant.

Useful

Collector Smita Sabharwal said that the feed supplied by the plant would be useful for the growth of calves and increase of milk production.

KDCCB chairman K. Ravinder Rao, DCMS chairman Surender Reddy, Vemulawada Devasthanam chairman Bomma Venkateshwar, former ZP chairman A. Laxman Kumar, Markfed M.D. D. Kadmiyal and others were also present.