Milma proposes to include ghee, milk powder in free food kit

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Milma) has recommended to the government to include its 100 gm ghee and 200 gm milk powder packets in the free food kit. With this, Milma aims to utilize excess milk.

The decision regarding this was taken at the board meeting of Milma on Wednesday.

In the Malabar region, over 1.5 lakh milk is reported as average daily procurement. Enough milk for supply is being procured in Eranakulam region. The shortage of milk in Thiruvananthapuram is fixed by the excess supply from Malabar.

But Milma is unable to supply the procured milk completely. In order to solve this issue, Milma has approached the government with the proposal to include value-added products like ghee and milk powder in food kits.

Milk production was increased in the state after many people including NRIs turned dairy farmers.

Though procurement increased in Milma booths, procured milk is not sold out completely. Examining this, the committee has submitted the proposal to utilize the procured milk by other methods. Along with the production of ghee and milk powder for free food kit, Milma will distribute milk in anganwadis across the state, informed Milma chairman PA Balan.

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