Surat based Sumul Dairy CEO has demanded a subsidy of more than Rs 2 per liter as the dairy co-op is working in tribal areas where others are reluctant to take a plunge. Sumul dairy, which sells its products in the brand name of Amul claims that collecting milk from tribal areas qualifies it for some rebate.
Being the leading milk provider( 80 percent) of diamond city Surat SUMUL dairy is planning to open Medical Hospital in tribal areas with an aim to give take care of medical needs of the people living in these areas. ” We are in talks with the government to give 50 percent subsidy for this. The project is worth Rs 500 crore”, said Chaudhari.
Chaudhari also urged the government to generate employment opportunities giving subsidy for tribal areas for developing cattle farm and giving free medical facilities for animals as well.
We are also planning to inaugurate three more Milk Testing Vans in this financial year 2017-18, he said to this correspondent in Surat.
Sumul Dairy is procuring milk from Surat and Tapi to the tune of more than 15 lakh liter every day and selling milk of about 11 lakh litre per day besides making a variety of dairy products.
Sumul is one among the 17 district unions which act as manufacturing units of dairy products for Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the marketers of Amul brand of products.
Readers would recall that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently inaugurated a fully automatic cattle feed plan of SUMUL Dairy at Bajipura village in Tapi District and an ice-cream plant. The event had caught wide media attention.
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