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Covid-19: 30,000 litres of milk distributed freely among poor by Mymul

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Mysuru: The Mymul is producing 30,000 litres of milk everyday to be exclusively distributed among the poor and the underprivileged in this period of lockdown.

The 21-day lockdown – being observed to fight the spread of the Corona virus – has come hard on daily wage labourers and other underprivileged. They are finding it difficult to get out and find even basic essential goods. Acknowledging their plight, the Mymul, the Mysuru unit of Karnataka Milk Federation, has taken up the initiative to distribute one litre of milk to each individual, who come under this category.

The Mymul is working closely with the district administration and Mysuru City Corporation to meet their goal.

Mymul Managing Director Ashok

Mymul MD Ashok told Mysoorunews.com that, Mymul is committed to provide quality milk products during the lockdown. “We are producing nearly 4.90 lakh litres of milk everyday. Milk production is the only source of income in rural areas. Our initiative is now benefitting the farmers too,” he pointed out.

He further explained that “The production is completely mechanised. Over the years, customers have reposed their faith in the unit and we adhere to the strict hygiene standards.”

The milk processing unit at Mymul mega dairy in Mysuru.

According to him, after lockdown, nearly 2.10 lakh litres distribution is in loss as hotel industries, schools, colleges and even hostels were closed. As a result, the unit is sending surplus milk to various units.

“Around 70,000 litres of milk is sent to Channarayapatna, 70,000 litres to Krishnagiri for powder manufacturing unit and 80,000 litres to Mother Dairy in Yelahanka. The unit has registered Rs 5 crore loss due to Covid-19,” Ashok said

A Mymul officer explains about automated technology deployed in processing milk.

No Peda, No Mysore Pak

KMF’s flagship delicacies like Peda, Mysore Pak and other sweets are not available since the lockdown as the unit has stopped producing them. Mymul produces around 65 plus products including curd and ghee. Now all the units are producing only curd and Lassi. 

Hi-tech mega dairy 

The new hi-tech mega dairy located at Alanahalli on Mysuru-Bannur road is built on state-of-the-art technology. Sprawling across 14 acres, the unit boasts of hi-tech machinery from Sweden and is completely automated. The milk is directly unloaded to the containers and till the packaging process, everything is handled by machines.

Six hours journey 

Ever wondered how the milk reaches your home? Milk is collected at BMC centres from farmers. Later, they are stored in mega containers which are later transported to the dairy unit. Later, a mandatory test is conducted before unloading the milk. After the necessary test, it is sent to units with the due procedures.

Finally, it reaches the packaging unit and labourers load the milk packs to be collected by the agents. They are delivered at Nandini outlets. The whole process takes six hours and it is absolutely mechanical with no human intervention.

– Team Mysoorunews

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