Belgaum |(BEMUL) Belagavi society to supply 20,000 litres of milk to Andhra every day


Published: 01/12/2017



Milk packaged in flexipacks at Belagavi District Cooperative Milk Producers' Societies Union Ltd (Bemul) will now be exported to Andhra Pradesh. Bemul plans to export 20,000 litres every day for distribution among kids, in a government programme.
The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) has already become a regular supplier for the Ksheera Bhagya scheme in the state, and in addition, has taken the responsibility to meet the requirement in Andhra Pradesh too.

Milk packed in flexipacks has a shelf life of 90days out of the refrigerator. Although there was a demand, it was not able to export milk to other states as it did not have a modern packaging unit.
Bemul constructed a modern flexipack unit at a cost of Rs 20crore at its premises, which was recently inaugurated by CM Siddaramaiah. KMF then signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government for regular supply of milk from Bemul. Earlier, 1.2 lakh litres of milk were being exported to Andhra Pradesh through the Mangaluru and Tumakuru units of KMF. Now in addition, the Belagavi unit will export 20,000 litres of double-toned milk every day. The flexipack unit of Belagavi has the capacity to package 80,000 litres per day.
Officials are busy designing attractive packages for out-of-state products and will start exporting the milk within next 15 days. However, packaging of 4,000 litres every day for the local market has begun. Half-litre milk flexipacks are available at Rs 22 in the local market.
Ubedullah Khan, managing director of Bemul said: "As per instructions of the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), we signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government to supply 20,000 litres of double-toned milk. The local sale of milk is about 4,000 litres. The milk packed here is marketed by KMF. We have plans to increase exports which will directly benefit farmers," he said.

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Source :TOI