Nagpur: The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), dubbed to be the second largest milk brand in the country, plans capital expansion by acquiring dairy plants in Maharashtra and Goa.
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The cooperative federation has also launched its milk brand, Nandini, in the region on Sunday.

KMF’s managing director B C Sateesh told TOI that the milk processed at its dairy plant in Bijapur will reach Chandrapur where it will be packed in collaboration with a local dairy brand, Swapnapurti.

The milk supplies would travel 650km from Bijapur to finally reach the consumer at Nagpur.

“In response to leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis’s call, the federation may also consider starting a milk collection centre in Vidarbha,” said Sateesh. The launch function was chaired by Fadnavis.

“There are plans to buy two plants in Mumbai and one each in Pune and Goa. Tender have been issued for the acquisition in Mumbai and rest would follow soon,” he said.

The milk procured at KMF’s centres will be further processed apart from churning out new products from the new units proposed to be acquired.

On the Nagpur market, Sateesh said that the federation plans to start with 10,000 litres of milk on a daily basis and take it to 1 lakh litres in a year’s time.

In Vidarbha it will cover markets in Nagpur, Wardha, Yavatmal and Chandrapur. The brand is already sold in Mumbai, Pune and Solar apart from markets in Chennai, Hyderabad and Vijaywada outside Karnataka.

KMF collects 90.62 lakh litres on a daily basis from 25 lakh members attached to 14,500 cooperative societies.

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