Anand (Gujarat), Apr 4 (ANI): Inspite of economic recession, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), popularly known as Amul, in Anand, has recorded a turnover of Rs. 67.10 billion for the fiscal 2008-2009.
The Cooperative has been recording impressive growth for the last four years.
"In last four years we are growing at a rate more than 20 per cent, and some time 30 per cent. This year, we have got about 28 per cent growth and last year turnover was Rs. 67.10 billion approximately," said B.M Vyas, MD, GCMMF.
Vyas said that recession has mainly hit markets like real estate, but has not affected the food business.
"We are in a fundamental food business and fortunately if you keep the prices under control and keep your cost under control then this is an essential commodity. I don't think recession should affect this category substantially," he added.
For the last three years, milk collection in Gujarat is going up by 10-12 per cent consistently.
The Cooperative is the apex marketing body of 13 district milk unions of Gujarat having 2.7 million producer members. It works for providing remunerative returns to the farmers and also serves the interest of consumers by providing quality products.
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