K M Dayashankar
Milk producers urge govt to provide free power for cattle-sheds and chaff-cutters
KARIMNAGAR: In spite of pandemic situation due to outbreak of deadly virus, the Karimnagar Milk Producer Company limited (KMPCL) also known as the Karimnagar Dairy has reaped riches by increasing its turnover from Rs 343.60 crore during the financial year 2019-2020 to Rs 367.50 crore with a growth rate of 6.07 per cent during the financial year 2020-2021.
Giving details about the performance of Karimnagar dairy during the 10th annual general body meeting of KMPCL on the Karimnagar dairy premises on Thursday, Dairy chairman Ch Rajeshwara Rao said that the dairy was according top priority for the welfare of the milk producing farmers and also development of the dairy. In order to encourage the milk procurement, the dairy was providing additional incentive of Rs 1 per litre to the farmers.
He said that the Karimnagar dairy was providing 90 per cent subsidy on transportation charges of milking animals purchased in other states. The dairy was also paying 90 per cent of insurance premium for the purchased milking animals. The dairy was providing Rs 1500 to farmers for growing fodder in three guntas to 10 guntas land and Rs 3,000 for growing paddy in above 10 guntas of land.
The Karimnagar dairy had won accolades for its animal husbandry department for providing treatment and artificial insemination of the cattle at the doorstep of the farmers. A team of 64-member veterinary doctors and their para-medical staff were providing treatment for the animals and winning accolades from the farmers, he stated. He said that the dairy was providing food supplements such as calcium and mineral mixture to the farmers.
Milk producers urge free power
The presidents of village Milk producers’ institutions (MPI) have urged the state government to provide free power to the milk producers to run the chaff-cutters and maintenance of cattle-sheds on par with the agriculture farmers.
Stating that the milk producing farmers were also contributing for the nation’s growth by producing the milk and providing nutritional supplement to the people, the farmers urged to extend free power supply to the milk producers also.
Responding to the farmers requests, the dairy chairman had also informed that he would take the matter to the notice of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. Managing Director P Shankar Reddy, Advisor V Hanumantha Reddy, directors M Prabhakar Rao, LImbadri, Santhu Prakash Reddy, Sudhakar Rao, S Laxmi, B tirupathi Reddy, M Venkat Reddy, T Swamy Reddy, M Raju and K Ravi.