Bhubaneswar: In a bid to increase its milk processing capacity nearly by two fold, the Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED) today signed an agreement with National Dairy Development Board for establishment of a modern 5 lakh LPD Dairy Plant in the state.
The milk processing capacity of OMFED will be enhanced from the present level of 6.4 lakh litres per day to 12 lakh litres per day. An announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a workshop on ‘Role of Livestock Sector for Improving Livelihoods, Food Security and Safety’ organised by the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department on the occasion of World Veterinary Day.
Due to persistent and novel initiatives taken by the State Government in the animal resource sector, the annual milk production in the state has increased from 45 lakh litres per day in 2009-10 to 56 lakh litres per day in 2017-18, the CM said.
OMFED today launched two new products– Vitamin Fortified Milk and Cow Milk– for the overall benefit of over 4 lakh dairy farmers and lakhs of consumers in the state.