Ferozepur, September 30
Under the able leadership of Bhagwant Maan Chief Minister Punjab, the processing plant of one lakh litre capacity installed under the National Agriculture Development Plan was inaugurated on the day of celebration of Bhagat Singh 115th birth anniversary on Sept. 28.
On this occasion, he informed that the facilities of dairy processing, pasteurization, chilling plant and boiler etc. have been provided in this unit. Earlier there was no processing and packing facility at Milk Union Ferozepur and this union collected milk from its milk jurisdiction and sent this milk to Milk Union Ludhiana and other unions for further processing. After the establishment of a milk processing facility at this milk union, fresh milk and milk products will be supplied to Ferozepur, Fazilka, Faridkot, Jalalabad and other nearby towns and markets by packaging under the brand Verka. This step will go a long way in improving the financial condition of Milk Union Ferozepur.
Apart from providing remunerative rate of milk to more than 20,000 milk producers currently affiliated with Milk Union Ferozepur, this step will provide employment opportunities to the youth and entrepreneurs of adjoining areas. Shri Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister, Punjab said that his government is committed to all-round development of Punjab and providing good employment to its youth.
Milkfed will be given the freedom to take sound business decisions in accordance with the market competition and to capture in the new markets, so that this cooperative can increase its business significantly in the future. Milkfed will be fully supported to make inroads in Delhi and other markets. Milkfed will aim to increase its sales tumover by 100 percent in the next 5 years to reach Rs 10,000 crore in total sales.
Milkfed will soon set up 1000 milk booths across Punjab, which will not only increase the sale of milk products but also provide employment to the youth.