A new chocolate factory of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owned by dairy giant Amul was inaugurated by PM Modi at Mogar in Anand in Gujarat.
Famous Indian dairy cooperative Amul has built itself a trustworthy name in producing and providing milk and milk products across the nation right since its formation in 1948. Amul has now opened a new automatic chocolate plant in Anand of Gujarat, built with an investment of Rs 190 crore. The new Amul chocolate factory, inaugurated by PM Modi, is expected to produce 1,000 tonnes of chocolates per month as against the current capacity of 600 tonnes in the already existing plant.
While addressing dairy farmers at inauguration, Modi urged them to take up honey farming and bring a sweet revolution in the country parallel to the white and green revolution. He also touted that the government is focusing on Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Gobar Dhan to help the farmers in the country. Recalling his advice to use of camel milk because of its nutritional benefits during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi said, “I said camel milk is very nutritious. Being the chief minister, I don’t know what crime I committed, but I was mocked at. Cartoons and derogatory comments were made against me. Today, Amul’s chocolates have a huge market and the rate of camel milk is double than that of cow milk,” Modi said.
Admiring the spirit of workforce at Amul, Modi further regarded the team at Amul as ‘unstoppable’ as the dairy giant is about to complete 75 years of its inception within a few years. Thereafter, finally expressing his high hopes from Amul, Modi further stated that, “let us think about what targets Amul can set for their own 75th anniversary and for 2022, when India marks 75 years of freedom.”