PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of multiple projects of Sabar Dairy worth Rs 1,000 crore in Sabarkantha, Gujarat
These projects will empower local farmers and milk producers and increase their income
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects of Sabar Dairy worth 1,000 crore rupees at Gadhoda Chowki in Sabarkantha, Gujarat today.
These projects will empower local farmers and milk producers and increase their income.
This will also give a boost to the rural economy in the region. Mr Modi will inaugurate the Powder Plant at Sabar Dairy with a capacity of around 120 metric tonnes per day.
The total cost of the entire project is more than 300 crore rupees. Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Aseptic Milk Packaging Plant at Sabar Dairy.
It is a state of the art plant having capacity of 3 Lakh Litre per day.
The project has been executed with a total investment of around 125 crore rupees. Mr Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Sabar Cheese and Whey Drying Plant Project.
The estimated outlay of the project is around 600 crore rupees. The Plant will manufacture Cheddar Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese and Processed Cheese.
Whey generated during manufacturing of cheese shall also be dried at Whey Drying Plant, having capacity of 40 metric tonnes per day.
Sabar Dairy is a part of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation which makes and markets a whole range of milk and milk products under the Amul brand.
Sources reports, with the demand of cheese increased by 15 percent in the Indian market, the upcoming cheese plant will be a big boon to cattle farmers in the state.
Chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) RS Sodhi said that the Cheese plant is estimated to increase the annual income of milk producing farmers of Sabarkantha region by Rs 700 crore.
He said this will be the third Cheese plant in Gujarat which will be operational by 2024.
Milk industry is one of the leading cooperative industries in the state with an annual turnover of 60 thousand crore.