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State plans dairy tourism at Aarey Milk Colony'

mumbai Updated: Jun 02, 2010 00:59 IST
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Soon you will be able to take a tour around Aarey dairy and see how milk is collected, processed and packed.

You will also see how milk products, such as flavoured milk, lassi and yoghurt, are made and packed.

And at the end of the tour you can buy the products.

In a unique move to promote the state dairy development department and strengthen the competition with private players, the state government wants to use dairy tourism as a medium towards improving its Aarey brand.

“This [the tour] will give profit for the government dairy. It has suffered losses after the entry of private dairies and, in turn, had to shift a lot of its staff to other departments,” said Nitin Raut, minister for Dairy Development.

The department has also appointed a task force that will decide on a milk policy for the state. The task force will submit a report on what measures are to be taken to augment state milk products and production in two months.

Raut added that a regulatory authority proposed by the state to control milk prices is also in the pipeline.

The government had earlier said it would tie up with Mother Dairy and the National Dairy Development Board for milk distribution in the city on the lines of Delhi.