Amit Shah: Amul & other five cooperative societies merge to make MSCS
Cooperation Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that Amul will join with five other cooperative societies to make a multi-state cooperative society (MSCS). Shah told the 70th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) that the merger process has already begun.
‘The government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is putting a lot of emphasis on natural agriculture and digital agriculture. To certify natural products, Amul and five other cooperative societies are coming together to form a multi-state cooperative society,’ he said.
He said after the products are certified, the MSCS will make sure they are exported so that the money can go straight into the farmers’ bank accounts. The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd sells its products under the brand name Amul.
Shah spoke earlier on Friday at the North-Eastern Cooperative Dairy Conclave in Gangtok. He stressed the need to double milk production in the country over the next five years, not only to meet demand in India but also in neighboring countries.
He said, ‘We have a huge chance to sell milk to countries like Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, and the government is setting up a multi-state cooperative that will act as the export house so we can explore this world market.’