June 22, 2024

Gujarat dairy sector booming as 36 lakh farmers get Rs 200 crore from GCMMF each day: Officers

Gujarat’s give attention to animal husbandry has contributed considerably to the prosperity of the state’s folks as 36 lakh milk producers collectively obtain Rs 200 crore each day from the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Advertising and marketing Federation (GCMMF), officers mentioned.

The dairy sector within the state has grown to Rs 1 lakh crore, they mentioned.

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The upcoming tenth version of the Vibrant Gujarat International Summit, to be held in Gandhinagar between January 10 and 12, will present a platform for the federal government to showcase the state’s exponential development in agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has mentioned.

As per an announcement issued by the federal government, the agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry sectors within the state are experiencing important development by means of a mixture of pure farming and superior applied sciences, contributing to the round financial system of Gujarat and advancing its international status within the dairy sector.

“The upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2024 will showcase the state’s exponential development in agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry, because of a mixture of pure farming practices and cutting-edge expertise. This holistic strategy shouldn’t be solely boosting the round financial system but additionally elevating the state’s international standing within the dairy sector,” CM Patel mentioned at a operate held lately.

The dairy trade in Gujarat has exceeded Rs 1 lakh crore, with Rs 200 crore being paid each day to 36 lakh milk producers by means of the GCMMF, a authorities launch mentioned.

“The globally recognised Amul model, beneath which the GCMMF markets milk and dairy merchandise, stands as a testomony to the arduous work of hundreds of thousands of dairy farmers,” it mentioned.

Amul’s organised dairy procurement from Gujarat has grown from 30 lakh litres to 270 lakh litres in 27 years, a nine-fold development, exhibiting the leap the state’s rural financial system has taken through the years, mentioned R S Sodhi, president of the Indian Dairy Affiliation and former managing director of GCMMF.

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“Now think about your complete nation’s milk manufacturing elevated by thrice, however Gujarat’s dairy farmers noticed a nine-fold enhance. Practically, Rs 160 crore is getting added to Gujarat’s rural financial system for dairy farmers,” Sodhi mentioned.

Dairy farmers say that the Vibrant Gujarat summit has performed a big position in boosting the sector and including to their prosperity.

Milk producer Sobhraj Rabari, from Napad Vanto village in Anand district, mentioned his household began (dairy enterprise) with two cows and steadily elevated to 35 now.

“The Vibrant Gujarat summit, began by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has helped us quite a bit…I provide 2,000 litres of milk a month. My revenue is Rs 1.10 lakh. We’re getting good costs for the milk. We’re getting good assist from the federal government,” he mentioned.

Jayesh Patel, a dairy farmer from Zarola village in Anand’s Borsad taluka, mentioned regardless of having a small-scale animal husbandry operation on a 1.5-acre plot in his household, he expanded the operation by adopting a scientific strategy, superior schooling and enterprise acumen.

“I at the moment keep a herd of 10 to 12 cows. I guarantee they obtain common and well timed feed, and I’ve organised their feeding schedules to make sure they produce the required amount of milk every day,” he mentioned.

He has additionally adopted pure farming through the use of cow dung and urine as fertilisers and pesticides.

As Gujarat prepares for the upcoming Vibrant Summit 2024, Jayesh Patel mentioned he has by no means missed a single summit.

“This summit is vital to me. Many individuals like me attend this summit and acquire quite a few advantages. I’ve persistently leveraged some great benefits of the Vibrant Gujarat summit,” he mentioned.