Latest News
Locusts wreak havoc in parts of India, many states on high alert | Agriculture commodities are looking good on charts, says Choice Broking | Ashwagandha stakeholders hold meet, discuss challenges & opportunities |Wheat procurement by government agencies surpasses last year figures | 9.65 crore farmers benefitted under PM-KISAN scheme amid lockdown |Govt allocates Rs 500 crore towards beekeeping under 'Atma Nirbhar Abhiyan'| ...

News

 

    This is how Mother Dairy is stabilizing dairy supply chain in Vidarbha & Marathwada amid lockdown

  • Date : 27 May, 2020

    New Delhi: With the country fighting Covid-19 pandemic and under lockdown, availability of essentials like food and health services to the masses is crucial. While for the consumers it is important that their supplies are maintained; for farmers too, it is imperative that the value chain starting with them is up and running to market their produce even under restrictions. 

    Taking the initiative further in this context, Mother Dairy, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), contributed in stabilizing the dairy supply chain in Vidarbha and Marathwada Region amid Lockdown. Located in Civil Lines area of Nagpur city, Mother Dairy is extending all possible support to farmers and procuring an average milk volume of 2.55 lakh litres per day in Vidarbha and Marathwada region.

    Mother Dairy says it is committed to strengthen the connect with the farmers and consumers. Testament to the fact is, since the outbreak of Covid – 19 in the region, the Dairy has not ceased its procurement operations for even a single day; instead it has increased its milk inflow by 16% despite these testing times and lean season.

    The company has connected with new farmers strengthening their farmers base to around 24,000 farmers. Total villages now covered under the milk procurement system stands at around 2,500 in 10 districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada. Mother Dairy has ensured that all associated farmers duly receive timely payments once in 10 days in their bank accounts for their produce with complete transparency in testing and weighing mechanism. In the last 2 months benefits to the tune of around Rs. 65 crore have been accrued and paid to the farmers. The dairy has also made requisite arrangements of balanced cattle feed and feed supplements to the milk producers of the region.

    Since the Corona outbreak, Mother Dairy has made all efforts to create awareness to ensure safety in the entire value chain. The farmers have been advised to use masks and not to assemble at the pooling point and follow social distancing through floor indicators. Similarly, staff involved in procurement and logistics have been advised to practise hygiene.

    With its network of over 90 booths in Nagpur and nearby towns, Mother Dairy has ensured consistent supplies to consumers with requisite safety precautions. The teams from company were also instrumental in setting up temporary kiosk at the site of Governments Quarantine zone set up by the Nagpur Municipal Commission at MLA Hostel in Civil Lines for the frontline Covid-19 warriors.

     

 















Interviews

"Indian fish farming industry is poised for a bright future"

22 Jun 2020


Dr Bindu R. Pillai
Acting Director and Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture
 

Indroduction
Name : Dr Bindu R. Pillai

Designation : Acting Director and Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

More
Indroduction
Name : Dr O.P. Yadav

Designation : Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

More
Indroduction
Name : Ravishankar C.N.

Designation : Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT)

More
Indroduction
Name : Shubh Swain

Designation : Asst Director, Tata Cornell Institute, TARINA

More
Indroduction
Name : Radha Mohan Singh

Designation : Union Agriculture Minister

More

EDITOR'S NOTE

03 Jul 2020

Food supply chain is critical to survival in the times of COVID-19

While streamlining the supply chain is a herculean task, India can’t afford to bear the collapse of its food system as it will have a spiraling effect on both the economy as well as the vast population, es