Staff Reporter

It has been decided to launch automatic milk collection centres

Nagercoil: The Kanyakumari District Milk Producers’ Co-operative Union has earned the profit of Rs.25 lakh in the current year by providing quality milk and related products to consumers.

According to the Collector, B. Jothi Nirmala, the Government has allotted Rs.2.92 crore for the implementation of five-year plan in connection with improving ‘white revolution’ in the district.

Under this programme, steps have already been taken to increase the production of the milk, the purchase of modern equipment to procure milk and the construction of additional buildings in the co-operative union.

A sum of Rs.50.59 lakh has been spent for the construction and renovation of buildings in the co-operative union. With an intention of creating an awareness among the farmers of producing pure milk, Rs.1.54 lakh has been spent under the National Agriculture Development Programme to give training to them.

They have been sent to different parts of the country, including Kolar, Visakhapattinam and Tirunelveli.

In future, it has been decided to launch automatic milk collection centres so that consumers can get milk round the clock.

There are more than 20 milk producers’ co-operative societies, implementing an ‘artificial insemination programme’ to increase milk production.

There are more than 70 milk societies with 40,500 members.

They are supplying 45,000 litres of milk every day. The district milk producers’ union is also procuring an average of 8,500 litres of milk from them, the Collector adds.