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Dairy farmers earn Rs 30,000 cr in 3 months with JKMPCL

The dairy farmers are finding this way of doing business very beneficial. This is also giving a chance to women who are domesticating cows at their homes, a chance to be self reliant.

Post by on Thursday, November 12, 2020

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Srinagar, Nov 12: Dairy farmers of Jammu and Kashmir did a business of Rs 30,000 crore during last three months through Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL).

The dairy farmers are finding this way of doing business very beneficial. This is also giving a chance to women who are domesticating cows at their homes, a chance to be self reliant.

"I have found a way to be self sufficient through JKMPCL, as it gives me a chance to do business with them on every day basis," said Momina, a homemaker

Everyday JKMPCL collects one lakh litres of milk through 600 dairy cooperative societies at an average price of Rs 35 per litre.

"Right now 30,000 farmers are associated with JKMPCL and covers 600 villages, which include six districts in Jammu and nine districts in Srinagar," said Farooq Ahmad, Admin head of JKMPCL.

Around 200 women self help groups are also associated with this self autonomous body.

In every village there is a common collection point from where the milk is collected.

"At this collection centre the farmers bring milk and in exchange they get a slip where in details about milk and amount details are mentioned," Farooq said.

After milk is collected it undergoes different stages.

"This milk once collected is then transferred to bulk milk coolers, after which testing is done. Milk is then transferred to insolated tankers. From here it's transferred and goes for processing," Farooq said.

Farooq said that bulk milk cooler is used extensively to mitigate the microbial growth below 4 degree.

JKMPCL is laced with all latest equipments which includes milk processors, cream separators, bulk milk coolers etc.

"The chilling capacity of JKMPCL is 78000 litre per day and in next three years we are planning to expand the business to 1500 to 2000 villages," Farooq maintained.

 

 

 

 

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