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Hyderabad, Dec 29 : Amul brand of milk and dairy products, will set up the Southern India’s largest State-of-the-Art Plant in Telangana with an investment of Rs 500 crore.
An MoU in this regard was signed in the presence of Telangana Minister of Industries K T Rama Rao here on Wednesday.
The MoU was signed by Telangana Principal Secretary of Industries & Commerce Jayesh Ranjan and Amul’s largest milk cooperatives, Sabarkantha District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited – Sabar Dairy Managing Director Mr. Babubhai M Patel .
The plant will come up in a special food processing zone in the state with an investment of about Rs 300 Crore in Phase 1 and Rs 200 Crore in Phase-2 and it will provide direct employment to more than 500 persons and opportunities to several ancillary industries.
Amul has selected Telangana to set up its largest plant in Southern India with capacity to process 5 lakh Litres per day of milk expandable to 10 LLPD to manufacture packed milk and value added dairy products such as curd, buttermilk, lassi, yogurt, paneer and sweets.
It will also set up its bakery production division in Telangana with a range of products such as breads, biscuits, traditional sweets and baked snacks.
With this plant, Amul will strive to procure the required milk and other raw material from Telangana farmers and the various cooperatives and FPOs operating in the state.
Telangana State continues to attract major investments to the State, Mr Rama Rao said and thanked the leadership team of Amul for deciding to set up their largest plant in the state.
The Minister highlighted the all round performance of the state and also mentioned about the friendly industrial policy and the existing investment ecosystem.
He said the state was experiencing a water revolution and was in the process of witnessing another White Revolution (Milk) with Amul entering into the state which will add strength to its Milk industry.
Mr Patel stated that Amul decided to set up their plant in Telangana after seeing the State’s industrial friendly policy and investment ecosystem.
“We will soon deliver ‘Made in Telangana’ milk products, ” he said in the meeting.
Food processing Director, Akhil Gawar and senior officials from the department were present at the meeting.