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NDDB invites bids for setting up a dairy in Padalur

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Total cost pegged at Rs. 4 cr.; tenders to be opened on Dec. 29

A modern dairy to process one lakh litres of milk will soon come up at Padalur in the district. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has called for tenders for the project.

The NDDB has called for tenders for the project at a cost of Rs. 38 crore on December 4 and they will be opened on December 29. Once the tenders are finalised, civil works will start and installation of machinery will follow. NDDB will install the machinery.

The dairy is likely to start functioning in nine months from now, said Darez Ahamed, District Collector. The aim of setting up a modern dairy is to step up milk production. At present, Perambalur has a chilling plant with 80,000 litres capacity. A new dairy will expedite milk processing and new milk routes would be created to despatch milk. Besides chilling one lakh litres of milk, the dairy would have a packing facility and produce by-products such as milk peda, ghee, butter, and so on.

District administration has already handed over 22.50 acres of land in Padalur east to Tiruchi District Milk Producers Co-operative Union which is putting up the modern dairy.

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