Hon'ble CM of Odisha inaugurates ultra-modern dairy plant set up by NDDB

Hon'ble CM of Odisha inaugurates ultra-modern dairy plant set up by NDDB

Anand, November 10, 2021: Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Odisha inaugurated the newly commissioned ultra-modern automated dairy plant of OMFED at Arilo, Cuttack on November 10, 2021 for which technical consultancy has been provided by NDDB. Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo, Minister, Agriculture & FE, Fisheries & ARD, Higher Education, Govt of Odisha; Shri Devi Ranjan Tripathy, MLA, Banki; Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha; Shri Meenesh Shah, Chairman, NDDB; Shri R Raghu Prasad, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Fisheries & ARD, Govt of Odisha; Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena, Development Commissioner-cum-ACS & Administrator of OMFED and Dr Yeddula Vijay, Director, AH&VS, Govt of Odisha were present.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that our farmers have contributed in the development of OMFED and the government’s main aim is to enhance farmers’ income. Shri Patnaik conveyed that OMFED belongs to farmers and the state government always supports them. While mentioning milk as a major component in providing nutritional security, the Hon’ble CM said that the government is eager to bring milk revolution in the state.

Shri Meenesh Shah, Chairman NDDB said that it is a matter of great pride and happiness that the ultra-modern 5 LLPD capacity dairy plant with 20 MTPD Powder Plant and other milk products like butter, ghee, flavoured milk, paneer etc. is being inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha. The plant has come up with an outlay of about Rs 250 crore. He further said that such technical advancement and infrastructure upgradation with NDDB’s support will bring the much needed socio-economic transformation of rural Odisha.

NDDB has played an important role in dairy development of Odisha. A state-of-the-art BSL3 laboratory has been set up by NDDB at Bhubaneswar for ICAR to conduct systematic epidemiological and molecular epidemiological studies on Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) with an outlay of about Rs 160 crore.

NDDB has completed IVF/ ETT Laboratory at CCBF Sunabeda and Chiplima in order to improve the productivity of milch animals. NDDB has also completed 150 MTPD Cattle Feed Plant at Khurda with an outlay of Rs 27 crore, which can produce up to 300 MTPD Cattle Feed with 20 hour operation.

NDDB is also replicating manure management model across eight states in the country including Odisha. Cuttack Milk Union is spearheading implementation of the first such manure management project in the state. The project is being implemented with funding support from Indian Immunologicals Ltd through NDDB Foundation for Nutrition.