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New Mother Dairy Unit Will Supply 1 Lakh Litres of Milk Everyday

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi have jointly inaugurated Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd’s (MDFVPL) state-of-the-art milk processing plant, in East Champaran district. 

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 were among others present at the inauguration programme. 

The new Mother Dairy unit is a first in the state. It is set to offer "fair and competitive prices" to farmers. 

The 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. After the inauguration, Radha Mohan Singh said, "Farmers supplying milk to the Mother Dairy plant will get better price to those who supply their produce elsewhere."  

The BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "committed to work for the development of marginal farmers,” he said. The pace of development projects has been increased under this government. Free LPG connections and health insurance cover were being provided to the poor across the country by the Centre. 

Sushil Kumar Modi pointed out that the milk plant, built at an investment of Rs 15 crore, would pave the way for economic prosperity of local farmers.  

He further said, “Bihar's Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Ltd (COMPFED) would set up another five-lakh-litre milk processing unit at Samastipur over the next one year, while a 300-metric-tonne capacity livestock feed unit would be coming up at Bihiya in Bhojpur district. The East Champaran processing and packaging plant would ensure fair price to the rural farmers and boost their income."  



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