Mother dairy Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd made a foray into the growing market of Bihar with its first milk processing unit. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi have jointly inaugurated in East Champaran district a state-of-the-art milk processing plant, which is set to offer “fair and competitive prices” to farmers.
The new Mother Dairy unit is spread over 4.5 acres at Math Banwari village in Kotwa block of the district and has the processing capacity of one lakh litres of milk per day.
Radha Mohan Singh said after inaugurating the plant, “Farmers supplying milk to the Mother Dairy plant will get a better price in comparison to those who supply their produce elsewhere.” He also added, “The Narendra Modi-led government is committed to working for the development of marginal farmers.”
He also added that several policies have been made under the Modi government specially to benefit poor in the country such as free LPG connections and health insurance coverage was being provided to the poor across the country by the Centre.
Sushil Kumar Modi also said that Bihar’s Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd (COMPFED) is also planning to set up another five -lakh-litre milk processing unit at Samastipur over the next year. Whereas, a 300-metric-tonne capacity livestock feed unit would be coming up at Bihiya in Bhojpur district.
Sushil Kumar also added, “The East Champaran processing and packaging plant would ensure a fair price to the rural farmers and boost their income.”
There were other people also present at the time of inauguration including Bihar’s Tourism Minister Pramod Kumar, Cooperative Minister Rana Randhir, National Dairy Development Board Chairman Dilip Rath, Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Ltd Managing Director Sanjeev Khanna and a host of MLAs.