Maharashtra co-op bridges Indore’s milk supply gap

June 13, 2022

Indore Cooperative Dugdh Sangh that markets packaged milk Sanchi is purchasing milk from Maharashtra to bridge the demand-supply gap amid a drop in milk collection in Indore.

The federation is purchasing 30,000-40,000 liter milk per day from Maharashtra.

Milk supplies in Indore from nearby villages and farmers groups have dropped in summers leaving a demand-supply gap, prompting the federation to tie up with Maharashtra to source milk.

AN Dwivedi, chief executive officer, Indore Cooperative Dugdh Sangh said, “We have contracted with Maharashtra Cooperative to purchase 30,000-40,000 liter milk daily. Locally milk collection has dropped and farmers are bringing in less supplies. To meet the deficit, we are sourcing milk daily.”

According to the cooperative, daily milk collection has come down to 2.50 lakh liter as against 2.80 lakh liter – 3 lakh liter per day earlier. As against the per day collection of milk, daily sales of milk by the cooperation are close to 2.80 lakh liter.
Dwivedi said, “Sales of milk have increased due to demand from ice cream manufacturers, dairies and hotels. Apart from this, consumption of milk has gone up due to weddings.”

Indore Dudgh Vikreta Sangh, association of dairy owners, milk suppliers and traders, also claimed a rise in demand for milk.
According to the association, daily consumption of loose milk in the city has jumped to about 14 lakh liter a day as against 12-12.5 lakh liter in the last summer season

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