The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) which is executing a milk processing dairy plant in Odisha with a total cost of Rs 242 crore on turnkey basis. This plant would be operational by October 2020.
Speaking about this new plant, Abhijit Bhattacharjee, group head public relation and communications said, “Keeping in view the increase in demand for value added dairy products, NDDB’s wholly-owned subsidiary IDMC Ltd recently commissioned two ice cream plants each of 3,000 LPD (litres per day) at Sambalpur Dairy and Bhawani Patna Dairy. Currently, NDDB is executing a state-of-the-art 500,000 LPD automated milk processing dairy plant on turnkey with an outlay of Rs 242 crore for processing of liquid milk & packing, UHT and milk powder plant, butter making and packing, fermented products like butter milk , lassi, flavoured milk preparation and packing, ghee making & packing, paneer making and packing at Cuttack. We are hopeful that the plant will be operational by October 2020.”
The project has been developed for the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (OMFED). The Dairy Board has sanctioned a loan amounting to Rs 40.85 lakh in March 2019 to Greater Ganjam Gajapati Milk Union for purchase of five Milk ATMs, Pasteuriser and Homogeniser.
He added, “This will help stimulate the marketing of the milk union. Eastern India’s first milk ATM will be set up at Berhampur, Ganjam with the support of NDDB and Tata Trust.”