Amul to invest Rs 1,500 cr in 2 yrs to set up dairy, edible oil, bakery, potato processing plants

Elvera Bartels

GCMMF, which markets dairy items beneath the Amul brand, will make investments close to Rs 1,000 crore over the future two decades to set up milk processing plants, and a further Rs five hundred crore on facilities for new items like edible oil, its MD R S Sodhi explained.

In an job interview with PTI, Sodhi explained the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Internet marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) expects 12-fifteen for every cent expansion in income in present fiscal year from Rs 38,550 crore for the duration of the very last fiscal year inspite of COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for branded meals items has enhanced.

 

“We will make investments close to Rs 1,000 crore in the future two decades on location up dairy plants across numerous states,” Sodhi told PTI.

He explained the processing capability would increase to 420 lakh litres for every working day from the present 380 lakh litres for every working day.

On new enterprises, Sodhi explained the cooperative has started off production sweets as properly as bakery things applying dairy fats.

Besides, he explained, GCMMF has forayed into edible oil and potato processing segments as element of its goal to improve profits of farmers from Gujarat and other states.

The edible oils will be promoted beneath the new brand ‘Janmay’ It will deliver groundnut oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, mustard oil and soybean oil.

“We currently have number of plants for edible oil, bakery and potato processing. We will make investments Rs four hundred-five hundred crore on location up much more plants in these new business enterprise spots over the future two decades,” Sodhi explained.

Asked about gross sales for the duration of the pandemic, he explained gross sales of its dairy items like milk, butter milk, paneer and ghee have been fifteen for every cent greater for the duration of April-August as in comparison with the year-back time period, driven by growing house consumption of branded meals items.

Nonetheless, he explained, ice product gross sales declined by 30-40 for every cent owing to closure of lodges, restaurants and canteens simply because of lockdown.

“Marriage ceremonies contribute a great deal to ice product gross sales. This has been affected terribly this year,” he explained.

Sodhi mentioned that house consumption of milk and other dairy items has risen, compensating reduction of gross sales prompted by closure of lodges, restaurants and cafeterias (HoReCA segment) for the duration of the lockdown time period.

Amul sells one hundred forty lakh litres of refreshing milk for every working day, mainly in Gujarat, Delhi-NCR and Uttar Pradesh. Its dairy items are sold across the country.

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