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Madurai, March 17

THE Madurai Aavin has entered into an agreement with the State Director of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for an investment of Rs 4.36 crore for diary expansion, capacity expansion and market and manpower development.

According to the General Manager of Madurai Aavin, Dr A. Balasubramanian, the Commissioner of Milk Production and Dairy has approved the plan, drawn in co-ordination with the NDDB.

After the execution of the plan, the procurement of milk will get increased to 3 lakh litres from 1.5 lakh litres per day (LPD) by 2010.

And the capacity would be expanded from 50, 000 LPD to 80, 000 LPD.

The union contribution is Rs 1.74 crore. The NDDB contribution is Rs 2.57 crore towards strengthening the infrastructure and Rs 5 lakh as grant for manpower development.

These steps would help the union, which commands 70 per cent of the total milk market share in the organised sector, to procure and supply quality milk to consumers, he said.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated March 18, 2005)
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