SUMUL on trial for healthy competition with Goa Dairy: CM

PTI, PANAJI | 14 January 2016 22:36 IST

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today clarified that SUMUL has been invited to Goa to benefit Goa’s milk producing farmers and for a healthy competition with Goa Dairy.

The four talukas are Sanguem, Quepem, Canacona and Sattari.

The group of three independent MLAs have strongly opposed the move, alleging that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is all out to finish Goa’s co-operative movement in milk production.

The state government has recently issued a notification, authorising Gujarat-based Surat District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Ltd (SUMUL), a dairy co-operative union, to set up its services in Goa, on the lines of Amul.

According to CM, this move would encourage more Goan youth to get into milk production business while SUMUL will also come out with several milk-related products in the market, like Amul.

“We don’t want to finish Goa Dairy, but definitely they need to be more active than before”, he said in the House today.

Goa Dairy however has claimed that they are not worried about SUMUL in the Goa market since Amul milk and products are already here but has not affected their market share. (click to read)

Goa’s daily milk requirement is around One lakh litres while Goa Dairy meets around 85% of the requirement.

Out of 175 milk-supply societies, almost 165 societies are members of Goa Dairy.

However, besides allowing setting up business on the pattern of Amul in Goa, the state government has also authorised SUMUL to set up self-help groups with the help of local NGOs.

The SUMUL will also provide veterinary services including mobile clinics and emergency services round-the-clock at reasonable rates.

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Parrikar's most idiotic scheme ever.

Why the hell Goa should waste taxpayers money to subsidizing milk farmers when we can buy milk at much cheaper rate from neighboring states ?

Cows require fodder which is not produced in Goa, Cows generate dung that is not so much useful in Goa, Cows require land to graze which is not ample in Goa. Karnataka and Maharashtra have both and will always be able to produce milk at much cheaper rate than any Goan farmer will ever will.

- Aryan, Panaji | 17 th January 2016 16:40

 

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