Amul planning to set up Centralized Milk Processing Plant in Howrah: AITC

Kolkata, Dec 22 (KNN) Mamata Banerjee led All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) today said that Amul, a brand owned by Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union, will set up a ‘Centralised Milk Processing Plant’ at Sankrail Food Park in Howrah.

In a release it said, Amul is all set to invest in Bengal.

The project is worth about Rs 200 crore and the work on the plant would start in 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2018-end.

The proposed plant will manufacture UHT milk, yoghurt and ghee besides normal milk.

The Kandua Food Park, at Howrah Sankrail, has been developed by WBIDC to cater to the needs of manufacturers and producers of food and agro products, in which dairy is an important inclusion.

The Park, built on an industrial cluster concept, is an attempt to bring different agro processing units and their support facilities to a specific location where all users can benefit from shared infrastructure, said AITC.

According to Food Agriculture Integrated Development Action (FAIDA) report of McKinsey, Bengal is one of the three leading states in India in the food and agro-processing sector.