KMF achieved the feat of purchasing one crore liters of milk per day: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said the Karnataka Milk Federation – known for its Nandini brand of dairy products – has achieved the milestone of procuring one crore litres of milk per day from farmers. “In May last year, milk production in Karnataka was 90 lakh litres per day. Now KMF is getting one crore litres of milk per day. This is a milestone in the history of KMF,” Siddaramaiah said. He said when he was animal husbandry minister several years ago, he had handed over the management of dairies to milk unions.

The Chief Minister said that the state now has 15 milk unions, 15 mother dairies and 16,000 committees of milk producers. He said that due to increased procurement of milk, the quantity of milk in Nandini half and one litre milk packets has been increased by 50 ml and in the same proportion, the prices have been increased by Rs 2 recently.

“We have increased the quantity of milk in the packets due to increase in milk production. This has been done because we cannot tell the milk producers, who are basically farmers, that we cannot buy the extra milk produced by them,” Siddaramaiah said. He said the opposition BJP did not understand this and started creating a ruckus that the Karnataka government has increased the price of milk. “BJP leaders are spreading lies on this issue because I feel they have no concern for farmers. The government is giving Rs 5 crore per day as honorarium to milk producers, which amounts to Rs 1,800 crore annually,” the chief minister said.

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