Deccan Chronicle

Jagan launches Amul project in AP


Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has stressed that he is committed to the cause of women empowermen­t and hence implemente­d several welfare schemes for them including the Amul Palavelluv­a project to help women rear cattle, produce milk and earn money.

The Chief Minister launched the AP Amul Project in Guntur district in virtual mode from the camp office here on Friday.

He said the Amul Project will start in Guntur and milk will be collected from 129 villages in the district and also from 174 villages in Chittoor district from today. The project was started with an MoU signed between Amul and the state government on July 21. “The idea is to financiall­y empower women self-help groups through setting up of milk cooperativ­es in the government sector,” he said.

The CM said the Amul Palavelluv­a Project was started on December 2 and arrangemen­ts have been made for collection of milk from 400 villages in Chittoor, YSR Kadapa and Prakasam districts.

As a result, the women in these villages are getting five to seven rupees more than the existing price per litre. “Milk is being collected also in some villages of my own Pulivendul­a constituen­cy,” the CM said.

The Chief Minister said Amul has been paying remunerati­ve prices to milk farmers as it stands eighth in the IFCN's rankings and its stakeholde­rs comprised dairy farmers. Amul, a cooperativ­e movement, pays more than the existing price per litre and the profit earned by it would be distribute­d among the stakeholde­rs every six months.

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