After a decade, Goa Dairy is contemplating procuring cow’s milk from Karnataka to satisfy its every day demand.
Earlier than 2012, the dairy used to get milk from Maharashtra and Karnataka as native provide was not ample. Goa Dairy is dealing with the same state of affairs now. To date, the dairy obtained cow’s milk from native farmers and buffalo milk (excessive fats) from a Karnataka dairy since Goa doesn’t produce the required amount of buffalo milk.
The dairy has stopped provide of full cream (excessive fats) milk within the Goan retail marketplace for a fortnight. Dairy’s officer on particular responsibility (OSD) Kashi D Naik mentioned they can’t afford the sale of milk because the provider has hiked the worth.
“We have been getting buffalo milk at Rs 47.8 per liter from Karnataka, spending Rs 6-7 on processing, and promoting it at Rs 57. Nevertheless, the suppliers now need Rs 58 per liter. So we’ve got quickly stopped procuring milk,” Naik advised TOI.
Madhav Sahakari, former chairman of the dairy recalled that they needed to procure round 60,000 liter of milk from neighboring states since native procurement was very much less. That point native milk manufacturing was round 30,000 liters and sale was round 90,000 liter per day.
“However, the revised Kamdhenu Scheme of Goa authorities helped in elevating native milk manufacturing since 2012, resulting in much less procurement of cow milk from neighbouring states. Until current days, the native milk procurement was round 54,000 liters,” Sahakari mentioned.
Naik mentioned that sometimes milk manufacturing dips within the lean season which continues until July and after that manufacturing will rise within the flush season. “For no less than this season, we’re planning to obtain cow’s milk from Karnataka Milk Federation to satisfy our every day wants,” Naik mentioned.
Source : Padhle India 13th April 2022