Modern milk processing plant to come up near Sivakasi

16 November 2020

Aavin would soon set up an ultra-high temperature milk processing plant near Sivakasi that would produce milk that would be exported to foreign countries including Malaysia and Singapore, said Minister for Dairy Development, K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji, said. 

Reviewing the functioning of Aavin in Virudhunagar district here at the Collectorate in the presence of its Managing Director M. Vallalar and Collector R. Kannan, on Saturday, Mr Bhalaji said that the new facility has been proposed on 3.5 acres at Injaar.

“The work at Rs 70 crore would begin very soon,” he said.

Besides, a plant to produce milk fermented by-products would be set up at Rs 25 crore on Srivilliputtur Aavin premises. The plant would come up with a capacity of 10,000 litres.

Aavin is also constructing a Rs 10.90-crore plant to produce milk byproducts like butter, ghee, badam milk, kulfi, and paneer.

Mr Bhalaji said that a cattle feed plant at Rs 10 crore would be constructed to produce 50 tonnes a day on Virudhunagar Milk Chilling Centre premises.

To increase milk production and sale in the district, new Aavin hi-tech milk parlours are being constructed in Sattur, Kariyapatti, and Aruppukottai. Similar facilities would also be constructed in Rajapalayam, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar. Similarly, 50 mini parlours would be constructed in the district.