|The Karimnagar Milk Producer Company Limited albeit Karimnagar dairy is all set to expand its business and open another dairy in the neighbouring Rajanna-Sircilla district soon as part of its mission to handle five lakh litres of milk per day.|
Accordingly, Minister for Municipal Administration and IT K.T. Rama Rao along with Karimnagar MP B. Vinod Kumar, TRS floor leader in Lok Sabha Jitender Reddy, Karimnagar dairy chairman Ch. Rajeshwara Rao met the Union Minister for Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, in New Delhi on Monday and submitted a proposal for setting up of a dairy in Rajanna-Sircilla district at a cost of ₹42 crore. The Union Minister reportedly responded positively to the proposal and assured of sanctioning funds at the earliest.
The new dairy of five lakh-litres capacity would come up at Sardapur village on the outskirts of Sircilla textile town adjoining the Telangana State police battalion. The district administration has assured to allocate 50 acres of land at Sardapur to the Karimnagar dairy. Of the ₹42 crore assistance, which would be released under the Cold Chain Products Scheme of the Union Government, ₹10 crore would be granted and the remaining amount would be sanctioned as loan to the Karimnagar dairy.
The new dairy in Rajanna-Sircilla district would give a fillip to the white revolution in the upland mandals of the district. Mr. Rama Rao, who represents Sircilla Assembly segment, has been trying his best to ensure that the Karimnagar dairy sets up its unit in Sircilla soon and provide alternative source of income to the farming community.
Karimnagar dairy chairman Ch. Rajeshwara Rao said the new dairy would be set up to increase its capacity to five lakh litres from the exiting two lakh litres per day. This would also increase procurement as well as sales in the region and the adjoining districts such as Siddipet and Kamareddy.
He said they have decided to provide dairy units to the farmers by making tripartite agreement with the District Cooperative Central Bank (DCCB), Karimnagar dairy and farmers.
He hoped the new dairy unit would be completed within a year after it is grounded.