Amul to invest Rs 2,500 crore to increase milk processing capacity

Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells products under the Amul brand, has decided to invest about Rs 2,500 crore to increase its milk processing capacity to more than 38 million litres per day in the next four years.

Speaking to PTI, GCMMF Managing Director R S Sodhi said, “There has been rise in milk demand across the country and therefore, we are planning to raise our milk processing capacity by another 10 million litres per day from current capacity of 28.1 million litres per day (mltpd).”

He further said that the cooperative is looking to raise the capacity by 2020, which will require an investment of about Rs 2,500 crore.

Sodhi added: “As of now, we are looking to establish one plant each for milk processing in Kolkata and Mumbai and two more plants in Gujarat. Besides this, we have plans to raise the capacity in few existing plants.”

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