Aavin has registered an increase in milk production by nine lakh litres over the last four-and-a-half years, with the output being 30 lakh litres per day now.
The sales too had increased during this period by about two lakh litres and touches 11.50 lakh litres in Chennai. Efforts are on to further increase the sales by two lakh litres a day, according to an official release.
An ice cream factory being constructed at Ambattur milk farm at a cost of Rs. 23.46 crore to produce 15,000 litres of ice cream and 1,000 kg of paneer a day is on a trial run and is expected to be opened next month.
The State government is also planning to open Aavin milk booths in 68 schools and colleges, in addition to the existing 32 schools and colleges. Pursuant to the Chief Minister’s announcement that modernised milk parlours would be opened in 16 places in Chennai city, sites are being identified and in the first phase, parlours at Ashok Pillar, Vannanthurai, Besant Nagar and Palavakkam are expected to be opened next month.
A plan to sell milk in flexi packs to ensure a shelf life between 60 and 90 days is to be implemented soon, the release said.