Final Up to date: Could 25, 2023, 14:52 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Okay Stalin on Thursday urged Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah to direct Gujarat-based dairy big Amul to desist from milk procurement within the southern state with quick impact.
Writing to Shah, Stalin drew the Centre’s consideration to the problems arising out of milk procurement by the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (Amul) within the Tamil Nadu milk shed space.
Not too long ago, it has come to the state authorities’s discover that Amul has utilised its multi-state cooperative license to put in chilling centres and a processing plant in Krishnagiri district, Stalin stated.
Additionally, Amul has deliberate to acquire milk by FPOs and SHGs in and round Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupathur, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts in Tamil Nadu.
“It has been a norm in India to let cooperatives thrive with out infringing on one another’s milk-shed space. Such cross-procurement goes towards the spirit of Operation White Flood’ and can exacerbate issues for the shoppers given the prevailing milk scarcity situation within the nation. This act of AMUL infringes on Aavin’s (TN Co-operative Milk Producers Federation) milk shed space which has been nurtured in true cooperative spirit over many years.” This transfer by AMUL will create unhealthy competitors between cooperatives engaged in procuring and advertising and marketing milk and milk merchandise.
“Regional cooperatives have been the bedrock of dairy improvement within the states and they’re higher positioned to interact and nurture producers and to cushion shoppers from arbitrary value hikes. Subsequently, I request your pressing intervention to direct Amul to desist from milk procurement from the milk shed space of Aavin in Tamil Nadu with quick impact,” the Chief Minister stated.
Offering a backgrounder to the matter, Stalin stated until now, Amul was solely promoting their merchandise in Tamil Nadu by their shops.
In Tamil Nadu, like in different States with robust dairy cooperatives, a three-tier dairy cooperative system is functioning successfully since 1981 for the good thing about the agricultural milk producers and shoppers, Stalin stated.
“Aavin is our apex cooperative advertising and marketing federation. Beneath the ambit of Aavin co-operative, 9,673 Milk Producers Co-operative Societies are functioning in rural areas. They procure 35 LLPD of milk from about 4.5 lakh pouring members. Beneath this present association, milk producers are assured of remunerative and uniform costs all year long by the cooperative societies.”
So as to enhance and maintain milk manufacturing in Tamil Nadu, Aavin additionally supplies varied inputs comparable to cattle feed, fodder, mineral combination, animal well being care and breeding companies for animals of milk producers. As well as, it ensures the availability of high quality milk and milk merchandise to shoppers at one of many lowest costs in our nation.
Thus, Aavin performs a significant function in enhancing the livelihood of rural milk producers and the assembly the dietary requirement of shoppers, he stated.
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