Karnataka Milk Federation chairman G. Somashekar Reddy has said the State government is considering a proposal of providing an additional incentive of Rs. 2 per litre for buffalo milk to encourage farmers to take up dairy activities.

He told presspersons here on Thursday that the incentive was in addition to the Rs. 2 per litre that was already being given to all milk producers across the State.

According to the managing director of the Belgaum District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Societies Union Ltd., V. Rajeshwara, the KMF was presently procuring buffalo milk at Rs. 22.60 per litre. The procurement price was now likely to increase to Rs.24. 60 per litre. Mr. Reddy said steps had been taken to establish a milk chilling plant in Goa as KMF was supplying nearly 44,000 litres of milk every day to Goa. Also, the KMF had decided to set up a “flex pack” plant and a cattle feed plant in Belgaum, he said. Mr. Reddy said the government had asked the Department of Women and Child Development to procure 2,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder from KMF every month.

  • This is in addition to the Rs. 2 per litre

    already being given

  • Steps being taken to establish milk chilling plant in Goa: Somashekar Reddy