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For Karimnagar dairy, it’s all milk and honey

Milk procurement by Karimnagar Milk Producer Company Limited has increased by 19.12% during the year compared to last year.

Milk procurement by Karimnagar Milk Producer Company Limited has increased by 19.12% during the year compared to last year.  

Emerges number one dairy in Telangana, and is on expansion mode

The Karimnagar Milk Producer Company Limited, better known as Karimnagar Dairy, is on a growth path and has achieved the top slot in Telangana.

The figures are revealing. Milk procurement has increased by 19.12% during the year compared to last year. A total of 550.08 lakh litres of milk was procured this year against last year’s 461.79 lakh litres. Average procurement per day was 1.5 lakh litres and it touched a peak of 1.92 lakh litres.

Milking money

Similarly, sales had increased by 9.1%. Karimnagar Dairy had sold 462.75 lakh litres of milk last year, while this year it was 504.89 lakh litres. While the average daily sale is 1.48 lakh litres, it had touched a high of 2.2 lakh litres per day also. Turnover has also increased by ₹45.58 lakh over last year’s total of ₹266 crore.

The eighth general body meeting of the company held at Karimnagar on Monday discussed various issues relating to progress, and measures for increasing milk sales. Welfare programmes for the milk producers and their family members was another important point on the agenda.

Talking to The Hindu on Tuesday, chairman Ch. Rajeshwara Rao said they had decided to rope in more youth to set up dairy units by creating awareness programmes about the importance of dairy units and how they can make a profitable livelihood in rural areas. “We have decided to provide financial assistance to the youth to set up dairy units in their villages,” he stated.

Further, in a bid to develop local fodder to increase milk yield and benefit farmers, the company has decided to enter into a collaboration with the UK-based University of Exeter.

Fertilizer distribution

Taking advantage of its vast network, the company is planning to get into distribution of IFFCO’s fertilisers in all the villages through its milk societies. Kova Jamun, a new product by the company is all set for market release during this festival season, revealed Mr. Rao.

The meeting also decided to increase the amount for developing fodder plots from the existing ₹2,000 to ₹3,000 for each milk producer. Moreover, fodder chaff cutters will be provided to farmers at 50 per cent subsidy. Financial assistance of ₹50,000 to the society for building construction worth ₹2 lakh and ₹25,000 for the construction sheds costing below ₹1 lakh was another important decision.

The meeting also reviewed the progress of the company’s upcoming state-of-the-art dairy at the Nallagonda village in Thimmapur mandal.

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Printable version | Apr 5, 2020 12:44:32 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/for-karimnagar-dairy-its-all-milk-and-honey/article29568482.ece

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