Andhra Pradesh Government’s tie with Amul to hit first phase in 100 villages of Prakasam, Chittoor and Kadapa districts. Under this project, each dairy farmer would get a profit of Rs 5-7 per liter. Nearly 5.6 lakh women, who were provided with financial assistance under YSR Cheyutha, had come forward for setting up mini dairies in the villages and they were supplied with cattle and buffaloes by the government, now contributing to an additional 22 lakh litres of milk.
It is estimated to cost about Rs 1,362 crore for infrastructure development which includes setting up Bulk Milk Cooling Units and Milk Collection Centers in Rythu Bharosa Kendras. The project is implemented in a phased manner and in the first phase about 7,121 milk collection centres and 2,774 bulk milk cooling units are estimated to be set up.
“It had taken 2 years to start 200 dairy cooperative societies in Gujarat, but in Pulivendula alone, 43 societies were formed in a span of 23 days”, points out the CM Jaganmohan Reddy. This tie-up with Amul is for an all-around growth of dairy sector by removing the middleman system and rewarding the farmers with the remunerative prices.