K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: Ch Rajeshwara Rao, chairman of Karimnagar Milk Producer Company Limited which is also known as Karimnagar Dairy, has performed puja at the upcoming mega dairy project in Nallagonda village of Thimmapur mandal in Karimnagar district.
As part of the Dasara festivities on Friday, the Karimnagar Dairy chairman along with Advisor V Hanumantha Reddy and Supra engineering managing director Venkateshwara Rao and his assistant Prasad and other engineers had performed the puja for the machinery including the refrigeration compressor and cold room blowers. They also inspected the progress of the execution of the plant including the installation of fully automated machinery.
The Karimnagar Dairy as part of its expansion programme had submitted a report to the Union Ministry for Food Processing. Accordingly, the Union Ministry had sanctioned the project for setting up 3 lakh litres capacity mega-dairy at a cost of Rs 63 crore under the PM Kisan Sampada Yojana in the year 2018. Out of the Rs 63 crore, Rs 10 crore would be given as a grant and the remaining amount as a loan.
Reviewing the progress of the works, the chairman instructed the executing agency to expedite the pending works by deploying more staff. He directed the concerned to complete the roads and drain works at the earliest. He also inspected the Sewerage treatment plant (STP) which is coming up with advanced technology to reuse the wastewater.
The existing Karimnagar dairy in Padmanagar locality in the town is of only 2 lakh litres capacity. The completion of Nallagonda mega dairy project would increase the processing capacity of Karimnagar dairy to 5 lakh litres per day.