DKMUL launches 'Nandini Bite' in Mangalore

Minister for Higher Education Dr V S Acharya launching Nandini Bite’ at a programme organised by DKMUL in Mangalore. DH photo

Speaking at the launching ceremony of ‘Nandini Bite’ produced by the DKMUL at its premises on Monday, Minister for Higher Education Dr V S Acharya promised to request the Animal Husbandry Minister to hand over the Department’s land to the Union.

 “The DKMUL has demanded to provide them vast land in Udupi district for expanding its present unit of Manipal. Being the District-in-Charge Minister, I will do the needful. The Union has also requested to allot them the alternative land as the already allotted land in Koila Farm is not suitable to grow the grass,” he said.

Appreciating the growth of DKMUL in all these years, Dr Acharya said the Animal Husbandry Department has not developed up to the mark when compared to the activities of DKMUL.
Presiding over the function, DKMUL President Raviraj Hegde informed that the Union aims to expand the dairy unit in Manipal.

The Manipal unit collects and markets 60,000 litres of milk, but the actual market demand is 1 lakh litres. So the Union has plans to develop the unit to have the capacity to store 1.50 lakh litres of milk. So the Union needs 10 acres of land in Udupi.

He said adding that the Union would produce lassi pack, paneer and chocolate flavoured milk in the future.  “A plan of Rs 10 crore has been chalked out to produce lassi packs in the Unit and we would appreciate if the government extends us the monetary aid,” he said. The newly launched chocolate Nandini Bite is available in a small pack, with each bite costing Rs 7.

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