Chief minister Nitish Kumar recently inaugurated six plants of Bihar State Milk Cooperative Federation (Comfed) having a total value of Rs144.67 crore on its 35th foundation day.
The plants include two ice cream manufacturing units of 20,000 litre per day each at Patna and Biharsharif, one lakh litre per day dairy plant at Supaul, two milk powder plants of 30 metric ton per day capacity each at Hajipur and Samastipur and one new cattle feed plant of 150 metric ton per day at Patna as well as expansion of existing cattle feed plant from 100 metric ton to 150 metric ton per day, thus upgrading the Patna cattle feed plant to the capacity of 300 metric ton per day.
It was announced that the milk powder produced by Comfed would be distributed among the children of Anganwadi centres across the state. According to the Minister, this decision would help Anganwadi children in getting nutritious milk supplement while Comfed would get an assured market for its surplus milk powder.
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