Soon, people in Ernakulam will no longer need to buy milk packets. Instead, they will be able to withdraw milk like cash from ATMs. The Ernakulam district panchayat has proposed to implement the Any Time Milk (ATM) project by installing milk vending machines across the district. The novel project was announced in the district panchayat’s 2022-23 budget presented on Wednesday.
The first outlet under the project, which will be implemented in association with Milma and dairy farmers, is planned to be launched near the district headquarters within a few months. The surplus budget presented by District Panchayat vice-president Shiny George projects revenue receipts of Rs 196.61.crore and expenditure of Rs 191.66 crore, with a Rs 4.95-crore surplus after adjusting the reserves.