The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) started this month a new three-year country programme for Pakistan under which it will provide soft loans worth $65 million for two projec

Vadodara/Anand: Amul is all set to reach Mumbaikars’ doorsteps with one of its most modern dairy plant at Virar. “This will be the first dairy plant with fully automatic traffic management system using robots for milk packing. It will be inaugurated next month,” Amul Dairy’s managing director Rahul Kumar told TOI.

It has many firsts in India including a 50,000 litres milk reception, processing, automatic online standardization and homogenization line and dedicated fermented milk products manufacturing facilities. The Virar facility will be Amul’s sixth plant in India.

Free milk project for children held up for want of funds, says KMF chief

Milk unions in the State cumulatively owe as much as Rs 117 crore to dairy farmers, Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) chairperson G Somashekhara Reddy has said. Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, Reddy said the KMF has borrowed Rs 160 crore from HDFC Bank at 12 per cent interest to pay off the dues to dairy farmers.

The Awami National Party-led provincial government has completed development projects worth Rs229 million in livestock and dairy development sector during last four and a half years in Khyber Pakht

The Punjab Government has formulated a policy to preserve, protect, strengthen and improve livestock by extending training facilities to farmers in piggery and production of improved exotic breed o

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is all set to pump in Rs 464 crore to uplift the sagging rural economy of the state.

Admitting that big-ticket investments sound good on paper but create very few jobs, Madhya Pradesh devoted the first day of its three-day investors’ meet on Sunday to micro, small and medium indust

The “Taste of India” has widened its frontiers even further. Having revolutionised the milk sector in many parts of the country, the owner of brand Amul, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), on Wednesday started operations on the country’s biggest dairy plant in Dharuhera in Haryana.

This dairy is expected to cater to the daily needs for milk and milk products of not only Haryana residents but those of Delhi and NCR too which is the world’s second largest urban aggregation by population.

Let’s presume for a moment that you aren’t someone who thinks a great deal about dairy farming. Like me, for example. You (or I) may think you have this idea about what it means to milk a cow.

Verghese Kurien, who passed away recently, will be best known for building Amul into one of India's most valuable brands which is an organisation of nearly three million smallholder dairy producers and a Rs 12,000 crore farmer-owned business. He will also be remembered for creating the National Dairy Development Board which replicated Amul's complex institutional modelacross India.

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