Dairy sector to generate significant employment opportunities in UP

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Dairy sector to generate significant employment opportunities in UP

Monday, 04 March 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

The concerted effort of the Yogi Adityanath government to bring a white revolution in Uttar Pradesh has resulted in investments exceeding Rs 9,000 crore pouring into the dairy sector. This surge in investment is poised to create extensive employment opportunities for the youth of the state on a significant scale.

Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the Banas Kashi Complex in Varanasi, which is expected to generate employment, directly or indirectly, for lakhs of people in Purvanchal. Additionally, through the fourth edition of the groundbreaking ceremony (GBC@IV), several major dairy companies in the state have taken steps to bring their investments to fruition.

It is believed that the establishment of these dairy companies will not only strengthen the dairy sector in the state but also become a powerful means of employment for the people.

Dairy Commissioner Shashi Bhushan Lal Susheel said that after Varanasi, Banaskantha DCMPU Limited is planning to set up a dairy unit with a handling capacity of 10 lakh litres of milk per day in the first phase, which could be increased to 15 lakh litres per day in the second phase. The company has invested Rs 800 crore in Baghpat which will create 4,000 employment opportunities, he added. 

Similarly, CP Milk and Food Products Private Limited is currently providing its services through three manufacturing units in Uttar Pradesh. This is providing direct and indirect employment to thousands of people in the state. In order to expand its units in Uttar Pradesh, the company has now invested Rs 300 crore in Barabanki, creating job opportunities for 90 people. CP Milk retails 17 high-quality dairy products manufactured from fresh milk procured directly from over 1.65 lakh dairy farmers.

In addition to this, Smart Grid Pvt Ltd is planning to establish its unit in Gonda at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore, providing employment opportunities for more than 3,000 people. Similarly, Rinku Dairy Prop Bareilly is setting up an enterprise with an investment of Rs 490 crore, and another unit in Shahjahanpur with an investment of Rs 300 crore, creating job opportunities for more than 1,300 people.

Similarly, Bareilly Dairies Ltd is investing Rs 300 crore. Mitra Seva Insurance and Fintech Pvt Ltd is investing Rs 300 crore, Gopal Ji Dairy is investing Rs 252 crore in Hapur, Creamy Foods is investing Rs 250 crore in Bulandshahr, Pradhan Milk Chilling Plant is investing Rs 250 crore in Meerut, and Dairy Craft is investing Rs 212 crore in Bareilly, generating employment for thousands of people.

Through these companies, the Yogi government is confident that not only will Uttar Pradesh become self-reliant in the dairy sector but will also play a significant role for other states. Moreover, it will be capable of providing employment to people on a large scale.

It is noteworthy that the Banas Kashi Complex is ready to be the driving force for employment in Purvanchal. On February 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the largest plant of Amul, Banas Dairy. This project will provide indirect employment to about one lakh people. With its commencement, the income of farmers and cattle herders in Purvanchal will also double. At the end of the year, the dairy producers will also receive a percentage of the company’s dividend.

Notably, the foundation stone for this plant, built at a cost of Rs 622 crore, was laid by Prime Minister Modi on December 23, 2021. Banas Dairy Amul Industrial Area is situated in 30 acres in Karkhiyaon, Agro Park. This will bring employment to about 1,346 villages of Purvanchal. With this project, about 750 people will get employment in the factory, and approximately 2,350 people will get employment in the field.

These big projects will also provide employment:

India Dairy: Location: Meerut.  Investment: Rs 200 crore. Employment: 150.

Gopal Ji Dairy: Location: Bulandshahr. Investment: Rs 172 crore. Employment: 100.

Ananda Dairy: Location: Hapur, Investment: Rs 150 crore. Employment: 300.

RM Dairy: Location: Aligarh, Investment: Rs 150 crore. Employment: 200.

Murli Dugdh Gram Udyog Sansthan: Location: Prayagraj. Investment: Rs 150 crore. Employment: 120.

Maya Milk Food: Location: Etawah. Investment: Rs 150 crore. Employment: 100.

Tasty Dairy: Location: Kanpur Dehat. Investment: Rs 110 crore. Employment: 200.

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