The Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU with AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited) to empower women self-help groups(SHG) and to encourage the cooperatives in government sectors.
The MoU was signed by Poonam Malkondaiah, Special Chief Secretary Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Rajan, Chennai Zonal Head of AMUL.
AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy spoke with RS Sodi, Managing Director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation and Sambalbhai Patel Chairman of Sabarkant District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited over a virtual platform.
Features of MoU:
i.AMUL will support the women self-help groups and provide opportunities to the dairy farming in cooperatives and exposure to the world class infrastructure, technology and marketing to increase the standard of living and self-reliance of women.
ii.The partnership with AMUL will support the Self Help groups and the Farmers to get better prices for their produce.
i.Andhra Pradesh produces around 4crore litres of milk per day and stands 4th in the production of Milk with only 24% under the organised sector.
ii.The State Government is providing around Rs.11000 crores per year to the 90 lakh women SHGs under YSR Cheyutha and YSR Aasara.
iii.Andhra Pradesh with a gateway to the south with Anantapur, Chittoor and Visakhapatnam connecting other states, provides a potential to develop as a marketing hub.
About Andhra Pradesh:
Chief Minister– YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
Governor– Biswa Bhushan Harichandan
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