Palanpur: Banas Dairy has taken possession of land for setting up a milk processing plant at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s parliamentary seat.
Banas dairy, the largest milk union of Gujarat, will be spending nearly Rs 500 crore for setting up the milk processing plant that can process five lakh litres (LLPD) milk every day.
“Our board members visited the site at Varanasi on Sunday, saw the place and discussed the boundaries among other technicalities,” said dairy’s in-charge managing director Sangram Chaudhary.
“The 51 bigha land parcel belonged to UP State Industrial Development Authority which has been handed over to us. It is located at Karkhiyaon, 18 km away from Varanasi. We have already started work like levelling the land and are expecting the plant to come up in the next 18-20 months,” he said.
Initially, the plant is proposed to process 5 LLPD with provision of future expansion. Earlier in the day, dairy’s chairman Shankar Chaudhary thanked PM for his support in acquiring land for the project.
“Farmers of UP as well as Banaskantha will immensely benefit from this dairy plant,” he said.
After Kanpur and Lucknow, Varanasi plant will be Banas Dairy’s third plant in Uttar Pradesh.