The Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) is planning to install another 24 milk booths in slum areas of Delhi. The Parliament of India was informed about the plan on February 18, 2014. At the moment, the DMS has 574 milk booths in the nation’s capital.
Charan Das Mahant, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing in a written reply to the Lok Sabha said, “DMS proposes to set up 24 … milk booths in slum areas of Delhi, out which four have already been constructed”. The upcoming booths will be installed in slum areas in the colonies like Jawalpuri, Tagore Garden, Madipur, Mangolpuri, Sultanpuri, Kalyanpuri, Trilokpuri, Dakshinpuri, Khanpur and Banjara Camp.
The DMS is operated by the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which owns Amul brand. While talking about taking over the operation, in a separate reply the minister said that the government of India has received a proposal regarding it. The minister went on to say the GCMMF was asked to submit a detailed proposal which covers various aspects of the matter, but so far, this has not been received from GCMMF.
The Agriculture Ministry has been dealing with the idea of corporatisation of DMS for a while. The DMS also has a milk production capacity of 5 lakh litres per day.
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