The Karnataka Co-operative Milk Producers Federation Ltd (KMF) today commenced operations in Maharashtra, where it is targeting to supply 25 lakh litres milk each day.
"We are expanding our network of milk supply. KMF is currently supplying over 80 lakh litres of milk to Karnataka and Chennai per day and is now targeting to supply 25 lakh litres in Maharashtra," Federation Chairman P Nagaraju told reporters here.
The largest co-operative dairy federation in south India has been playing a vital role in boosting the rural economy since its inception in 1975, he said.
KMF covers 22,000 villages, 13,000 milk co-operative societies, 14 district milk unions and 22 lakh milk producer members. It procures 65 lakh litres of milk each day and pays Rs 15 crore to farmers, Nagaraju said.
The company launched its milk brand - 'Nandini' - in Mumbai today. It sells products like liquid milk, long-life milk (flexi) and pasteurised curd under the Nandini brand.
Over the last 40 years, KMF has turned Karnataka from a milk-deficit state into a milk-surplus state. KMF is striving to excel on three critical fronts namely, quality, competitive price and service, he said.
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