Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): A Sanchi milk plant worth Rs 4.61 crore was inaugurated here on Saturday by Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Minister Prem Singh Patel.
With the new milk plant, city milk production capacity will increase from 10,000 litres to 40,000 litres per day. In addition to surrounding areas, Sanchi Milk will be transported to Burhanpur, Bhusawal and Jalgaon in Maharashtra, which will increase the income of the dairy sector.
In all, 68 institutions are registered with the plant and 28 more are to be registered. It has 38,000 members including 1,531 women. The milk coming here will be tested by machines at a fast speed. There are plans to send milk packets from this plant to around to about 10 cities in Maharashtra.
Minister Patel said 26 types of dairy products will be made at the plant. “Amul has a name not only in the country but also at international level. In a similar way, Sanchi dairy products will be promoted,” he added.
Mandhata MLA Narayan Patel, president of Dairy Union Indore Moti Singh Patel among others were present at the inauguration function.