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PM Modi to Inaugurate Amul Banas Dairy Plant in Varanasi; Over 1 Lakh Farmers Expected

Prime Minister Modi set to inaugurate Amul Banas Dairy Plant in Varanasi, drawing over 100,000 milk producers and farmers from Varanasi and the Purvanchal region.

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Prime Minister Modi to Inaugurate Amul Banas Dairy Plant in Varanasi (Photo Source: @narendramodi/X)
Prime Minister Modi to Inaugurate Amul Banas Dairy Plant in Varanasi (Photo Source: @narendramodi/X)

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the newly built Amul Banas Dairy Plant in Varanasi. This facility will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 23. The project was initiated with the laying of the foundation stone by PM Modi on December 13, 2021. It reflects a dedicated effort to boost regional development. Impressively, the efficient execution ensured the completion of the project within a mere two years, showcasing a remarkable commitment to the progress of the area.

The inaugural function will be attended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, along with Governor Anandiben Patel. Over 100,000 milk producers and farmers from Varanasi and the Purvanchal region are expected to attend the event. The theme of the program, "Purvanchal ke Vikas me Sahkar Ka Prayas" (efforts of cooperatives in the development of Purvanchal), underscores the collaborative effort towards regional prosperity. This signifies a significant step towards empowering local communities and fostering economic growth through cooperative initiatives.

Expansion Plans and Economic Impact

Banas Dairy’s operations in Uttar Pradesh currently span across 4,600 villages in 47 districts, including seven in Purvanchal. The ambitious expansion plans aim to extend milk procurement to 7,000 villages in 70 districts by the next year, with an emphasis on penetrating into 15 new districts in Purvanchal. The target of establishing 2,600 functional Milk Societies by the end of 2025 in Purvanchal demonstrates a commitment to grassroots development and empowerment.

Moreover, the establishment of chilling centers across various locations further enhances the procurement infrastructure, facilitating increased milk collection and processing. The Varanasi plant, with its modern amenities and sustainable practices, not only creates direct employment opportunities but also indirectly benefits a substantial number of individuals, including milk producers. Additionally, the plant’s capability to manufacture renowned local sweets under hygienic conditions and market them nationally under the Amul brand showcases a convergence of tradition with modernity, further amplifying the economic potential of the region.

With robust expansion plans and a focus on inclusive growth, the plant is poised to emerge as a beacon of progress and prosperity, contributing to the socio-economic upliftment of Uttar Pradesh.

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