Record procurement by Haryana dairy cooperatives

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Chandigarh, Dec 31 (UNI) Haryana's dairy cooperatives have set an all time high record by procuring 8.09 lakh kg of milk on December 11 this year.

Stating this here today, Haryana Cooperation Minister H S Chatha said earlier milk procurement had touched a height of 7.80 lakh litres per day in December 2006.

He said from April to November this year, the Dairy Cooperatives had procured 978 lakh litres of milk as against 823 lakh litres procured during corresponding period of previous year, thus showing an increase of 18.8 per cent.

Mr Chatha said the average price paid to milk producers from April to November this year was Rs 15.60 per kg as against Rs 13.65 per kg during the corresponding period last year, showing an increase of 14.29 per cent.

Under the White Card Scheme, he said, Rs one lakh loan was available to a milk producer who had supplied milk to dairy cooperatives consistently for three years without any security.

So far, credit of Rs 12.5 crore has already been obtained by the members for purchase of about 5000 animals.

An insurance scheme has also been launched for the benefit of producer members. Under the scheme, a committed member who has supplied milk continuously for last three year in lean and flush season has been insured for Rs one lakh for accidental death by merely paying Rs 10. As many as 47,882 members had been covered under the scheme.

UNI

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