Mysuru, March 2:- Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy inaugurated the Mysuru Mega Dairy at Alanahalli here on Friday.
The set-up is capable of processing 6 lakh litres of milk (can be extended to 9 lakh litres).
“This dairy has been constructed on 13 acres of land to increase the processing of milk and also to help the farmers. This is the first unit of such dairy with all advanced technologies in Karnataka. It helps to produce good quality milk and milk products. It will financially benefit the farmers who are dependent on cattle rearing,” the Chief Minister said.
“The mega-dairy has been constructed at a cost of Rs 124 crore. Mysuru Milk Federation has provided Rs 41.66 crore and the remaining Rs 80.34 crore is on loan. Government is providing a support price for milk producers. Rs 2,500 crore has been allotted for it. Subsidy of Rs 11,000 crore has been given for electricity for farmers. Loans of 40 lakh families will be waived off. Women’s self- help groups will be given loans of up to Rs 5 lakh,” he added.
He released a souvenir ‘Mythriya Nadige Abhivrudhiya Kadege’ on the occasion.
District In-charge Minister G T Devegowda, Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh, Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan, MLC Marithibbegowda, MLAs AH Vishwanath, K Mahadev, Harshavardhan, Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah, Anil Chikkamadu and others were present. (MR/KS).