Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Porbandar Jamnagar Junagadh District Saurashtra Kutch News Samachar Gujarat India

The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on Tuesday claimed that it has reached a milestone by procuring 5.5 lakh liters milk per day from Saurashtra Region and Kutch regions of Gujarat India.

As per NDDB, 60,000 milk producers are pouring milk from 1,400 villages of Junagadh District, Surendranagar District, Amreli District, Kutch District, Bhavnagar District, Jamnagar District and Porbandar districts of the state.

It is pertinent to note here that both NDDB and the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) that markets brand Amul are involved in a milk war in Saurashtra-Kutch region since October last when NDDB started procuring milk from Surendranagar district through Saurashtra Kutch Dairy Projec Earlier in November, Amul had claimed that it had achieved a milestone by creating over 1,600 village dairy co-operatives within a span of two years in Saurashtra and Kutch from where it had started collecting over one million liters of milk per day"As per the mandate given by government of Gujarat, we refurbished and upgraded Junagadh Dairy in the first phase to initiate the process of promoting new generation cooperatives in Saurashtra and Kutch region.

The processing capacity of the dairy plant is being expanded from three lakh liters per day to six lakh liters per day and a new 30 tone powder plant is being set up as a part of the process," NDDB said on Tuesday, adding that it has adopted innovative practices like electronic transfer of information on quality and quantity of milk tested in the presence of members at village level to a central billing unit in the dairy NDDB's release added that while payment is directly made to the bank account of each pourer member,members have been provided with biometric cards and payment is made to individual pourermember at the village level using biometric cards NDDB also plans to extend productivity enhancement services such as artificial insemination, feeding and veterinary to the entire area in future.

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