Even while Amul has been planning to sell Camel milk for a long time, here is Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation (RCDF) all set to sell packaged camel milk through a network of ‘Saras’ counters throughout the state from January 2018, reports Hindustan Times.
Earlier, GCMMF got a nod from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to market camel milk in India. The cooperative’s Kutch based Sarhad Dairy is earmarked for the job.
Camel milk is high in demand because of its medicinal qualities such as high insulin and vitamin content, though prices are still prohibitive for mass consumption (Rs 400-450 a litre).
Chairman of Pashupalan Kalyan Board says a proposal demanding Rs 7 crore has been sent to the Rajasthan govt for approval. The amount will be spent on setting up a modern plant at Jaipur with about 5,000 to 7000 litre capacity per day.
According to the chairman bulk milk coolers (BMC) will be established at all seven divisional headquarters including Kota, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Bharatpur, where camel milk sold by cattle breeders will be refrigerated.
The Pashupalan Kalyan Board chief said that researches have proved camel milk’s health benefits and its utility to cure many diseases such as diabetes, autism, cancer and heart problem.