The operation flood programme implemented by OMFED, dairy development has been taken-up in undivided districts of Puri, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar and Sambalpur. The programme has been extended to Ganjam and Gajapati district with the help of externally aided Indo-Swiss project. In addition to this , 7 Dairy Projects for women are in operation in the undivided districts of Cuttack, Keonjhar, Balasore, Ganjam, Puri, Dhenkanal & Sambalpur under STEP (Support to training and employment programme) for women with full assistance of Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India. Nearly 55,000 rural women have been benefitted through Women Primary Milk Producers Co-operative Societies and will be instrumental in augmenting milk production in the State. Besides, IDDP phase IV programme is being implemented by OMFED in the districts of Jajpur,Angul & Ganjam with financial assistance from Government of India.
- OMFED has taken steps to expand the capacity of Bhubaneswar Dairy Plant from 75,000 LPD to 1,25,000 LPD.
- OMFED has 2.15 lakhs LPD capacity processing plant within its operation area and carrying on marketing of milk and milk products in 45 towns of the state. Apart from this it is extending its marketing of surplus milk to the tune of 20000 ltrs a day to Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh & Chhatisgarh. The daily milk marketing is on average 1.48 lakhs liter having an annual turnover of more than 70 crores.
The Integrated Dairy Development Project is in operation in 14 non operation flood districts in hilly and backward areas of the State since 1994-95 through central assistance. Infrastructures have been built-up to provide chilling & processing facilities for milk collected in remote places.
- In the non-operation flood districts, 14 District Milk Unions and 745 MPCS have been organized. 7 Dairy Plants, 9 Chilling Plants and 48 Bulk Cooler Units are functioning. The work for establishment of 10,000 liters per day capacity Dairy Plant at Bhawanipatna and installation of 14 Bulk Cooler Units in different areas of the state are in progress. In the mean while as per Government decision, the management of the District Milk Unions have been handed over to the OMFED for revitalization of Milk Union activities for enhancing milk procurement and marketing of milk.
Abstract of 16th & 17th Livestock Census of Orissa
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