Mother Dairy, a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) today said it has expanded its network of milk procurement operations in the areas of drought affected Marathwada & Vidarbha in Maharashtra.
Today, over 15,000 farmers from 970 villages, associated with over 600 milk producer institutions pour more than 1/lakh litres of milk/day. The districts covered under the initiative are Amravati, Wardha, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Buldana, Nanded and Osmanabad, a statement issued here said.
“Vidarbha and Marathwada have been the most drought affected regions, making it agriculturally distressed; therefore dairying in such adverse climatic conditions can create additional sources for livelihood of farmers.
“Taking the cause forward, NDDB through its subsidiary Mother Dairy intervened in setting up of milk procurement infrastructure to facilitate the larger objective of rural prosperity by providing better remuneration to the farmers of the region,” NDDB chairman …