Baroda Milk Dairy to bottle surplus Narmada water
Baroda Milk Dairy, maker of Amul products, will bottle surplus Narmada water it gets everyday from Sardar Sarovar Dam, its chairman Madhi Srivastav said on Sunday.india Updated: Aug 16, 2009 18:56 IST
Baroda Milk Dairy, maker of Amul products, will bottle surplus Narmada water it gets everyday from Sardar Sarovar Dam, its chairman Madhi Srivastav said on Sunday.
The purpose behind this is to supply holy Narmada water across the country, he told PTI.
The water will be available in pouches and jars besides bottles under the brand name ‘Narmada Neer´, he said.
The profit generated through this venture will be distributed among 2 lakh milk producers who are members of Baroda Milk Dairy, he said.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had also directed to set up the Narmada Neer water plant to utilise five lakh surplus water supplied to the dairy by Sardar Sarovar Dam, Srivastava said.
Baroda Milk Dairy gets 10 lakh litres water every day from Sardar Sarovar dam against its need of five lakh litres, as the condition was laid by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNL), a body established to construct the dam, when dairy management approached them for water supply.
The surplus five lakh litres of Narmada water would now be sold, Srivastav said, adding that the total cost of this plant is around Rs 1 crore.