The Telangana State Dairy Development Cooperative Federation (TSDDCF) Limited, which owns ‘Vijaya Telangana’ post-bifurcation of the united Andhra Pradesh, got a shot in the arm last month after the high court’s verdict declaring that MPF at Lalapet would belong to Telangana.
Till March, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh officials have been squabbling over distribution of assets and liabilities pertaining to Vijaya Dairy, including the 42-acre facility at Lalapet. “The high court’s verdict is a victory of lakhs of consumers, who are continuing their journey with Vijaya Dairy products, for over six decades in Telangana,” Telangana State Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited managing director G Srinivasa Rao told TOI.
The MPF at Lalapet was established way back in the 1960s with the initiative of ‘Father of the White Revolution in India’ Verghese Kurien with a handling capacity of just 50,000 litres of milk per day. “After 60 years, we are handling four lakh litres of milk daily. We have built a strong marketing network for Vijaya brand milk products, which is next only to Amul,” the TSDDCF managing director added.
“We use modern technology and ultra-high definition plants to pack milk and milk products at our MPF unit at Lalapet. Apart from milk and milk products, we also started a mineral water unit with a capacity of 50,000 litres per day since December,” he said. The machinery, including sophisticated equipment installed at MPF, has been imported, giving even private dairy units tough competition, a TSDDCF official said.