COMFED: Sudha celebrates 35th Foundation Day

Bihar State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (Comfed), an equivalent of GCCMF of Gujarat celebrated its Foundation Day on Wednesday in Patna. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated six dairy plants having a total investment of Rs 144.67 crore on the occasion.

The new dairy plants would be installed at Supaul, Samastipur, Hajipur, Patna and Biharsharif. A cattle feed plant of 300 metric tonne per day would be set up Patna, media reports claim.

Speaking on the occasion, Nitish said cooperative societies can be helpful in boosting production of milk in the state. The chief minister also emphasized the importance of setting up exclusive women’s cooperatives to involve women in dairy farming.

In his remarks, deputy chief minister Sushil Modi called upon people to use Sudha products to ensure the dairy cooperative’s still greater success.

Cooperative minister Sudhir Rana also spoke on the occasion. A book on Gau-palan was also released on the occasion.

It would be interesting to know that Sudha is a step ahead of Amul at least in the field of academic debate as the NCERT has cherry picked the Bihar’s Sudha milk cooperative – a great success story in the field of milk cooperatives for publication.

Millions of people in Bihar and outside are using Sudha’s milk and other dairy products. The COMPFED established in 1983 is an enterprise run by the government of Bihar. Registered under MSCS 2002 as a multistate co-op it has operations in several areas including Jharkhand.

It’s a group of eleven milk unions consisting of Vaishal Patliputra Milk Union(VPMU), DR Milk Union(DRMU),  Tirhut Milk Union(TIMUL), Mithila Milk Union(MMU), Shahabad Milk Union(SMU), Vikramshila Milk Union(VIMUL), Magadh Dairy Project(MDP), Kosi Dairy Project(KDP), Jamshedpur Dairy, Ranchi Dairy and Bokaro Dairy.

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