President Pranab Mukherjee will address a gathering of around 20,000 milk producers at Kapadvanj in Kheda district on November 30. Mukherjee will be at Kapadvanj to inaugurate a new cattle feed plant of the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union, popularly known as Amul Dairy. The cattle feed plant, which has the capacity to produce 2,000 tonne per day, will be the country’s largest such facility to be operated by the country’s oldest Dairy cooperative that became the launchpad of the country’s white revolution.
It has been constructed at an investment of Rs 200 crore, managing director K Rathnam said. It well have modern facility in terms of technology and equipment to be used for production. The facility will also supply surplus production to other milk cooperatives. “President Mukherjee has contented to inaugurate the country’s largest cattle feed plant that has been constructed at Kapadvanj by Amul Dairy at an investment of Rs 200 crore. On the day, he will address 20,000 farmers who are part of the village-level milk societies managed by the Dairy,” Rathnam said.
The cattle feed plant is a state-of-the-art facility that will produce 1,000 tonne cattle feed every day and the production capacity can be scaled up to 2,000 tonne. It also has the storage capacity of 40,000 tonne. The new facility replaces Dairy’s similar facility that was constructed near Anand and was inaugurated by the then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1965. The old facility could also produce 1,000 tonne feed daily, but its capacity was exhausted with the passage of time, making it necessary to replace it with a new facility, Rathnam said.