State-of-the-art laboratory will be established for testing milk products: Minister Yadav
Bhopal: Tuesday, December 24, 2019, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Lakhan Singh Yadav has said that projects worth Rs 13 crore 20 lakh have been received under the National Dairy Development Scheme by the state government. Apart from this, a state-of-the-art laboratory will be set up for testing milk and milk products at a cost of 8 crores. Mr. Yadav was reviewing the achievements of one year of the State Co-operative Dairy Federation.
Minister Mr. Yadav has said that regional and village level cooperative dairy program is being implemented in the state. In its first phase, 7 thousand rural milk cooperative societies are working. Apart from this, the headquarters of Cooperative Milk Union is functioning at the division level in Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Sagar. Out of 8.50 lakh kilograms of milk collected daily by the committees, 7.50 lakh liters of milk is being sold. Under Sanchi brand, products like Ghee, Peda, Paneer, milk etc. are being sold through 7940 distributors.
Minister Lakhan Singh Yadav said that the state government should set up a yogurt making plant in Gwalior at a cost of Rs 1 crore 90 lakh and an ice cream plant at Indore at a cost of Rs 4 crore and an automated cheese manufacturing plant at Jabalpur at a cost of about 10 crores. Has been These plants will be commissioned by 2020. He said that we will soon launch our two new products, Sugar-Free Peda and Sanchi Vita Pro Health Drink in the market.
Minister Yadav said that milk analyzer equipments are being installed at a cost of 85 lakhs in each milk plant in Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Mandsaur and Ratlam. Complete pack equipment will be installed at Betul, Chhindwara, Singrauli, Rewa at a cost of Rs.11.19 lakh each with Khargone, Shivpuri, Jhabua, Barwani, Khandwa, Burhanpur and Sendhwa with a capacity of thirty thousand liters per day.