Cheshmashahi Milk Plant records Rs 32.12 cr business last fiscal
SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL) run Cheshmashahi Milk Processing Unit recorded a business of Rs 32.12 crore last fiscal and also sold 76 lakh liters of milk in 2016-17, an official press note issued here read.
Minister for Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli who was accompanied by Minister of State for Forest, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperatives and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad Wednesday inspected the unit according to the document.
The Jammu and Kashmir Milk Producers Cooperative Limited aspires to achieve 100 crore turnover by the year 2020.
The ministers took a detailed stock of the milk plant’s functioning and visited its various sections.
They instructed the concerned to “work with utmost dedication for promoting the business” which besides catering to the needs of the society “adds to the economy of the state”.
During their visit, the ministers reviewed the activities carried out at the milk plant. “15000 milk producers are associated through 450 Village Dairy Cooperative Societies with the JKMPCL,” read the document.
While taking stock of Chilling Machines, the ministers were apprised about the benefits of enhancing chilling capacity. “The quality and quantity of milk received has improved significantly,” added the note.
A review meeting was also held during which threadbare discussions were held on Strengthening the Infrastructure for Quality and Clean Milk Production (SIQ-CMP) scheme, Intensive Dairy Development Programme (IDDP) and AMCS at DCS Chadoora Budgam.
“Milk is also procured from Rajouri and on an average around 3000 liters are procured daily,” read the note.
In his address, Kohli stressed on “maintenance of quality control of milk, curd and ghee” which he said was essential in “gaining confidence of the consumers and for increasing the marketing of the products”.
Mir Zahoor in his address stressed for developing “cordial working relationship between the JKMPCL and the Village Level Cooperatives for deep percolation of benefits”. A documentary film regarding Amul was also screened on the occasion.
Secretary Cooperative Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Chief Executive Officer, JKMPCL and other concerned were also present.