Bhubaneswar: The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (OMFED) for setting up a modern five lakh litre capacity dairy plant in the state.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on May 28, said an official.
The plant has the facility to manufacture value-added products also.
The state government will provide 51 acres of land and Rs 244.74 crore for the project. The newly built automated dairy would have a spray drying milk powder plant of 10 MTPD capacity with manufacturing facility for 40 TLPD curd, 10 TLPD buttermilk, 10 TLPD Lassi, 3.5 TLPD flavoured milk, 3 MTPD Paneer and UHT milk in tetra brick of 1-litre pack in the capacity of 60 TLPD.
Dilip Rath, NDDB Chairman, along with a team of senior engineers from NDDB and senior OMFED officials visited the dairy site and held discussions for early start and completion of the dairy plant.
Rath said that the new dairy plant will serve the twin objective of making available fresh and pure milk and milk products to the consumers at affordable prices on one hand and provide remunerative prices for their produce on the other.
Aided and supported by NDDB’s research, training and professional management services, cooperatives of Odisha will be guided and nurtured to realise their full potential.