Telangana State government has announced to set up a mega dairy at a cost of Rs 240 Crore at Rajendranagar. A team of experts will conduct a study of dairies in other parts of the country before procuring the latest machinery for the mega dairy.
Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Monday for a detailed report from the department on it at the earliest.
The minister shared his views to consider latest technologies in milk procurement, processing and marketing. He also shared his concern about COVID-19 pandemic and demand full safety for the dairy workers. He asked the department to ensure strict implementation of the safety norms. These norms include wearing of masks and hand gloves, and also sanitisation of premises as well as vehicles transporting milk.
The mister asked the staff to use quality analysers to maintain consistency in milk quality and thus, improve brand credibility. The minister further stated that there were no hurdles to dairy farmers and other staff to procure and transport milk during the lockdown.
Telangana government has plans to widely market Vijaya products in the state. All the government offices in the state will have to use Vijaya dairy products in their offices. Vijaya dairy product sales counters will be established to promote entrepreneurship for unemployed in the state. The minister has also plans to set up a dairy polytechnic in the state.
The Minister said the authorities took all measures to ensure door delivery of milk in containment zones . They have deployed mobile milk parlours for sale of milk and other products in several other areas across the State during the lockdown. He ensured that there was no shortage of fodder in the State.