Baroda Dairy, the largest cooperative of Vadodara district, is set to procure milk from five districts of Madhya Pradesh, which share a border with Chhota Udepur, to make up for the daily loss of 1.5 lakh litre milk recorded in the last financial year.
At the 66th Annual General Body (AGM) meeting of Baroda Dairy on Saturday, the management said that it had received an in-principle approval from the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) to initiate procurement.
Baroda Dairy, which has milk producers from Vadodara and Chhota Udepur districts as well as Tilakwada taluka of Narmada, has recorded a decline of about 2.28 crore kg of milk in the previous financial year, as the overall procurement came down to about 22 crore kg from about 24 crore kg last year. As a result, the dairy has also announced a remuneration of Rs 82.58 crore this year as against Rs 99 crore paid to milk producers last year.
To make up for the decline in the milk production – which, according to the dairy, has impacted Gujarat – Baroda Dairy seeks to procure of milk from five districts of MP, including Alirajpur and Barwani, which share border with Chhota Udepur.