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Sustained-agricultural exercise-and-steady-milk-costs for dairy-farmers led to a 14% enhance-in-milk-procurement through the pandemic. Provisional knowledge from dairy sector sources exhibits that milk procurement in Gujarat, together with from different states, elevated from 215.65 lakh kg per day (LkgPD) in 2019-20 to 245.8 (LkgPD) in 2020-21.

Data tabled in Parliament by the ministry of agriculture exhibits that Gujarat had the best milk procurement amongst Indian states. Milk procurement in Gujarat was 228.6 LkgPD in April 2021.

Milk procurement data

“Even during the pandemic, when private players had stopped procuring milk from farmers, co-operative milk unions continued buying milk without decreasing the price paid to dairy farmers,” stated R S Sodhi, managing director, Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the apex physique of district milk unions of Gujarat.

Farmers paid between Rs 680-710 per kg fat

Farmers are paid between Rs 680 and Rs 710 per kg of fats because the procurement worth by the dairies, based on GCMMF officers.
“Milk procurement continued even while farmers faced a lot of problems. Farmers have kept faith in the co-operative sector, due to which milk procurement continued to grow,” Sodhi added.
The common milk procurement worth remained steady all through the nation within the pandemic 12 months, based on the info tabled in Parliament.

Even within the pandemic 12 months, milk procurement continued to develop in Gujarat, as has been the case for a few a long time. Collectively, the nation’s largest co-operative dealt with 40 lakh litres of milk per day (LLPD) additional through the pandemic.

193LLPD is the lowest milk procurement level

Milk unions in Gujarat at the moment procure round 193 LLPD, as July is historically the bottom milk procurement month. At the height, the procurement by milk unions touches 280 LLPD. “At the same time, we ensured uninterrupted supply of liquid milk in the country during the Covid-19 induced lockdown as well. The surplus milk was converted into commodities,” Sodhi stated.

Times of India Aug,1,2021

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