Procurement level of Aavin to go up

Staff Reporter

Target is 2.9 lakh litres a day

MADURAI: The Madurai Aavin has been told to target a procurement level of 2.9 lakh litres of milk per day by the Collector, S.S. Jawahar, who is also its Special Officer.

The present procurement level is 2.46 lakh litres a day.

Addressing a review meeting of Madurai District Cooperative Milk Producers Union here on Wednesday, he said that the new target should be achieved by June 31.

While the Madurai Aavin had 345 self-help groups in its fold at present, he said that it should go up to 1,000 in two to three months.

Two new societies and SHGS should be added to each of the 36 collection routes of the Madurai Aavin every month.

Revive dormant societies

Mr. Jawahar also instructed officials to revive dormant societies, according to General Manager (in-charge) of Madurai Aavin, K. Thangarajan. Veterinary doctors should visit the societies on a regular basis.

Mr. Jawahar said that the sale of milk should be increased through supply of high quality hygienic milk to the public, an official release said.

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