CM breaks ground for state-of-art mega dairy

Fully automated plant at Rs 183 crore by Mymul at Alanahalli

CM breaks ground for state-of-art mega dairy

With an increase in milk production, the Mysore Milk Union Limited (Mymul), on Tuesday, laid foundation for Mysuru Mega Dairy at Alanahalli, in the city. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah did the ground breaking ceremony, kick-starting the works planned at an estimated cost of Rs 183 crore.

According to Mymul, the state-of-the-art dairy will come up on 36 acres of land that includes processing and powder units, costing Rs 124 crore and Rs 59 crore respectively totalling Rs 183 crore.

The proposed dairy has a capacity to process six lakh litres of milk per day that can be extended to 9 lakh litres, followed by one lakh kg each of curd and cold store (curd), 25 tonnes of butter, 15 tonnes of ghee, five lakh litres of cold storage capacity, five lakh litres of packing and deep freeze at lowest temperature up to 100 tonnes.

It would be a fully automated plant, that would bring down the volume of water and energy used in running the facility promising low-cost processing and also its maintenance.

What forced the authorities concerned to plan a mega dairy was the lack of space at the existing dairy that had been expanded four times to meet the processing demand with the changing times. 

Once the new dairy is commissioned, it will be converted into a warehouse for butter, milk powder and other products, besides using the same as a cold storage centre.

In the existing set up, the Mymul is receiving 5.15 lakh litres of milk per day, having the capacity to process 3.30 lakh litres. In another five years (2019-20), eight lakh litres of milk is expected.

Milk production

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, in another five years the production of milk in the State is expected to touch 10 million litres against 72 lakh litres of milk per day, with the annual growth at 10 to 12 per cent. 

Milk is considered as a most nutritious and complete food. People, irrespective of rural and urban parts, should consume milk. On the other hand, the milk federation should take measures to expand the market. 

Recalling earlier days, the chief minister said, “There was sufficient milk and butter milk at my home, and there was no need to buy them. Now, the situation is such that, all the milk produced is being supplied to dairies.

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