Bhubaneswar: Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Tuesday reviewed on-going work of the automated milk processing plant being set up by Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) at Arilo-Govindpur in Cuttack district.
Being set up on turnkey basis with an investment of Rs 244.24 crore, the work of the plant has been awarded to the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It commenced construction of the plant in November 2018 with a target to complete it within 33 months.
While instructing the NDDB to complete the work within given deadline, Sahoo said that OMFED customers could get good quality milk and its byproducts through establishment of the plant. Besides, the dairy farmers will be able to get a fair price for their milk.
The Government has provided 51 acre of land, including 18.7 acre at Arilo and 32.3 acre at Govindpur, to Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) for the milk processing plant.
With a capacity of five lakh litre per day, the plant will daily produce 2 lakh litre milk, 30,000 litre curd, 10,000 litre butter milk, 5000 litre lassi, three ton butter, eight ton clarified butter, three ton cheese, 5000 litre flavoured milk and 20,000 ton milk powder.