Dairy cooperative, Amul is going to invest Rs 500 crores to build a plant in Telangana, which will create 500 jobs for the citizens of the state.
Babubhai M Patel, MD of Sabarkantha District Cooperative Milk Producers Union — Sabar Dairy—Amul’s largest milk cooperative, and Principal Secretary (Industries) Jayesh Ranjan signed an MOU in the presence of Telangana Industries Minister K T Rama Rao on Tuseday, December 28.
The new plant is going to be set up at a special food-processing zone in Telangana. Amul will invest Rs 300 crores in phase one, and Rs 200 in phase two of the establishment of the plant.
The plant will have a capacity to process 5 lakh litres per day (LLPD) of milk. It will be able to expand that capacity to 10 LLPD to manufacture packed milk and value-added dairy products such as curd, buttermilk, lassi, yogurt, paneer, sweets and so on.
The minister’s office released an official statement, which stated that Amul will put in efforts to acquire milk and raw materials from the Telangana farmers, and farmer producer organisations (FPOs) in the state.
It will also establish its bakery production division in Telangana with a range of products including bread, biscuits, baked snacks as well as traditional sweets.
With this move, Telangana hopes to be able to be a part of yet another White Revolution.