Indian dairy giant Amul, which is a brand under the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Foundation is all set to invest around Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 4,500 crores in the upcoming financial years. The investment has been planned to process higher quality of milk.
in the last three years, the GCMMF has already increased its milk processing capacity to 230 lakhs litres per day from 170 lakh litres per day . R S Sodhi the managing director of GCMMF said, “We are looking to invest around Rs 4,000-4,500 crore by the end of 2015-16, mainly on setting up new milk processing plants and other dairy products processing units”.
Expansion plans say that the company has proposed to set up 11 new milk processing plants across the country which includes three in Uttar Pradesh, five in Gujarat, One in Kolkata and two in Haryana. The company will set up several plants in Haryana, namely- Faridabad, and Rohtak which will have a capacity of 10 lakhs -15 lakh litres per day day.
Apart from the milk processing plants, the company will also establish five milk processing plants of two lakh litres per day in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The director also said that work on all the proposed new units has already been started.
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