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BANAS DAIRY

BANAS DAIRY

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Banas Dairy, one of the dairies set up under “Operation Flood” 4 decades ago, has announced the 3rd unit in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.

About Banas Dairy:

  • It is also known as Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Federation, Palanpur.
  • It is headquartered in Palanpur.
  • It is a statutory corporation under the ownership of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of Gujarat based in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat.
  • It was founded in 1969, according to the 1961 rule of the National Dairy Development Board under Operation Flood.
  • Galbabhai Nanjibhai Patel was instrumental in the foundation of the dairy.
  • Banas Dairy collects an average of around 50 lakh litres of milk per day.
  • In winter, milk collection increases to 76 lakh litres of milk every day, the highest collection rate in Asia.
  • Its products are marketed by Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Anand.
  • In March 2021, Banaskantha District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited (BDCMPUL) popularly known as Banas Dairy inaugurated a buttermilk packaging plant set up with an investment of Rs 10.30 crore.
  • The present capacity of the plant is a packaging capacity of two lakh litres of buttermilk.

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