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From 50 Years Ago (29 October 2005)

which the Aarey Colony near Bombay is one 500 lbs per day to 1,00,000 lbs; the number FROM 50 YEARS AGO expression. Purchase of surplus milk from the of farmer members has increased from 900 to Kaira district, which is famous for its produc-over 18,000 and the assets of the Union have tion of good milk, was started by Government risen from Rs 40,000 to nearly Rs 22 lakhs. under this scheme. During the initial stages, The new dairy being set up at Anand has the collection and pasteurisation of the milk a pasteurising capacity of 3,00,000 lbs per Vol VII, No 44, October 29, 1955 was left to private milk contractors and dairies. day. In addition, it can make 10,000 lbs of As a result the benefit of the higher price butter and ghee per day, 12,500 lbs of milk offered by Government, as compared with the powder and 1,200 lbs of casein. One of theThe Milk of Co-operation existing local price, did not percolate down objects of the new dairy is to utilise the surplus (Weekly Notes) to the milk producers, who felt aggrieved and quantities of milk available to the Union during decided to boycott the scheme. When they the flush season for the manufacture of sub- The Prime Minister of India is to perform approached Sardar Patel in this connection, sidiary products, since a fixed quantity has this week the official opening ceremony of he advised them to organise the dairy industry to be supplied throughout the year under the the dairy buildings of the Kaira District Co-of this area along co-operative lines, and that Bombay Government

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