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During lockdown, 23 MT Verka ghee supplied to Ludhiana city

Ludhiana: During the lockdown, Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana, supplied milk, cheese, curd, lassi, kheer and other products to residents, along with 4,414 MT of feed, 40 MT mineral mixture and 23 MT Verka ghee. This was stated by Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Ludhiana, Sangram Singh.

A total of 785 cooperative societies come under the Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana, and despite the closure of private dairies, maximum quantity of milk was procured. He said the cooperative societies used to procure around 5.35 lakh litres of milk daily, which increased to 5.80 lakh litres per day during the lockdown. Along with it, even the milk processing increased from 3.6 lakh litres to 7 lakh litres during the lockdown. For the benefit of dairy farmers, sexed semen facility was also provided for their cattle, along with veterinary aid. During this period, artificial insemination of sexed semen was done to 34,570 animals. Similarly, Markfed supplied 27,778.93 MT urea and 2,567.65 MT DAP to the farmers. Along with urea and DAP, Markfed also supplied other necessary items amongst the farmer members. — TNS

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