Bihar aims to emulate Amul model

Inspired by the success of Gujarat’s Amul which started the dairy movement in the country, Bihar has drawn up a five-year roadmap to become a major milk-producing state. Aiming to procure 44 lakh litre of milk daily, the dairy roadmap forms part of comprehensive agriculture policy drawn up by the state for 2012-17. “Bihar is working hard to successfully follow the Amul model of dairy,” Chief Secretary Ashok Kumar Sinha said. He said Bihar now holds the ninth position in the list of milk-producing states, Tamil Nadu being at the top.

Source: Business Standard

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  1. Dr.M.P.ShrivastavaFebruary 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm · Reply

    Amul Patrtern of milk producing co-operatives were introduced in BIhar in the 80s itself with the initiative of NDDB. The main
    reason for slow growth of such socities and production of milk , has been (1) Non-avilabaility of good breed cattle (2) Lack of goood co-operative leadeship in the state (3) Absence of a milk processing plant in the state and shortage of good green fodder in the state.
    To overc ome this the State Govt. should first of all concentrate on increasing the cattle breeding facilites in the state , may
    on PPP model. Aducating and motivating the the rural youths on the job/income providing potentials of dairy business and Establishment of a large milk processing plant in the state could be some of the steps which may boost the milk production in the state. I am told that at present the milk produced by Bihar farmers are sent to Punjab for processing and packaging in MARKFED plants. I shall be prepared to render any assistance in the matter.

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