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World Milk Day 2021: Guwahati-based Purabi Dairy (WAMUL) on Sustainable Dairying Practices

On the occasion of World Milk Day on June 1 (Tuesday)

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Sentinel Digital Desk


GUWAHATI: On the occasion of World Milk Day on June 1 (Tuesday), Guwahati-based West Assam Milk Producers' Cooperative Union Ltd (WAMUL), popularly known as Purabi Dairy, focused on 'sustainability in the dairy sector' while taking into accounts the environmental, nutritional and socio-economic aspects of dairying.

The theme for this year's World Milk Day, set by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, was 'sustainability in the dairy sector'. It aims to re-introduce dairy farming to the world, by helping to create a low-carbon future for dairy.

To mark the occasion, WAMUL shared various initiatives taken by the cooperative for the dairy farmers of Assam.

WAMUL, through various field-based interventions, has always emphasised making use of sustainable sources of energy to ensure maximum benefits to the dairy cooperatives and the farmers associated with it. "From installing solar-powered Automatic Milk Collection System (AMCS) at Dairy Cooperative Societies (DCS) to introducing Flexi Biogas systems to dairy farmers on a pilot basis, WAMUL has ensured minimizing cost & maximising benefits to all the stakeholder associated with dairying," a statement from the cooperative said. [Also Check: WAMUL Job Recruitment 2021]

"By tapping into the solar energy, the aim is to reduce the carbon footprint, along with reducing the operational cost, improving the milk quality and having a transparent milk collection environment. In view of the success and efficiency of the aforementioned systems, in time to come, WAMUL plans to roll out the Flexi Biogas model (along with Consolidated Manure Management) and solar-powered BMC/ Milk Chilling Centre across Assam on a substantial scale," it added.

WAMUL feels that such new generation initiatives and practices are encouraging new entrepreneurs to enter the Dairy business and strengthen the Dairy Cooperative moment in Assam. On the occasion of World Milk Day, 14,000+ dairy farmers of WAMUL express their deep gratitude to the consumers for their patronage and all stakeholders for their support.

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