Karimnagar Dairy emerges number one dairy in Telangana
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 that touched a peak of 1.92 lakh litres.
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 recently 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 press, Chairman Ch. Rajeshwara Rao said they had decided to rope in more youth to setup dairy units by creating awareness programmes about the importance of dairy units and how they can make a profitable livelihood in rural areas. It has been decided to provide financial assistance to the youth to setup dairy units in their villages.
Further, in a bid to develop local fodder to increase milk yield and benefit farmers, the Karimnagar dairy has decided to enter into a collaboration with the UK-based University of Exeter.
Taking advantage of its vast network, the Karimnagar dairy is planning to get into distribution of IFFCO’s fertilizers in all the villages through its milk societies. Kova Jamun, a new product 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.